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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 39.
BAILEY ASKS AID KANSAS GOVERNOR SEEKS HELP FOR THE FLOOD SUFr FERERS. KNOWN DEAD IS FORTY-EIGHT RIVER HAS FALLEN THR EE FEET AND IS RAPIDLY RE- CEDING. DISTRESS WILL BE VERY GREAT DEPUTIES GIVEN ORDERS TO SHOOT LOOTERS WHEREV- ER FOUND. Topeka, Kan., June 4.The flood sit uation at Topeka can be briefly sum marized "thus: Known dead, 48. River has fallen three feet and i.3 now receding at the rate of two inches aa hour. Distress will be great among the refugees. Gov. Bailey has issued a proclama tion calling for aid for flood sufferers of the state. Fifty deputy sheriffs, armed with Winchesters, go to North Topeka to protect property with orders to shoot looters whenever they are caught stealing. *s Gov. Bailey's proclamation calling for outside aid was decided upon at a mass meeting yesterday afternoon. The plan is to make Topeka heaaquar ters, and to Distribute the Aid from here to the other parts of the state. There will be, In addition to this general appeal, an appeal to fra ternal organizations, and meetings in North Topeka a^J the South side were held yesterday to arrange for the pro tection of property. Immediately after the meeting a large number of armed men left in boats for the North side, where they will guard property, and their orders are to ehc^it. The river is three feet below high water mark. .The water has recedeu on Kansas ave nue to the platform of the Rock Island depot, a distance of twenty-five feet. It is the opinion of experts that the river will go dpwn rapidly from now on. The Blue, the Republican and the Solomon have spent their force and the volume~of water spread over the Kaw bottom will hunt its channel quickly. Situation Is Better. The situation in the flood-stricken districts is better than it has yet been for the reason that fewer people are marooned in trees and on islands. Nobody is now clinging to trees. Those clinging were either rescued or dropped into the river. Not to exceed 300 people are now in North Topeka. The work of rescuing them was begun at an early hour yesterday and it is be lieved few are left in the flooded town. There is no way of getting at the 1 amount of damage in Topeka and vi cinity. It may reach $2,000,000. It may go beyond that and it may be much less. Crops in the Topeka bottoms are destroyed. This means an enor mous loss to farmers. Gov. Bailey will communicate with the federal authori ties and no doubt he will be able to secure the use of tents needed. ST. LOUIS IS THREATENED. Danger Point Is Passed and Water is Still Rising. St. Louis, June 4.Thirty feetthe danger pointwas reached yesterday and passed uy the flood that is coming down the Mississippi river. The river continues to rise rapidly and a point considerably higher than 34 feet, which Weather Forecaster Brodie nad predicted, will be reached by Thursday or Friday will be an accomplisned fact. The crt?t of the flood from the Missouri river is yet to come, and when it shall reach and find augmenta tion in the high water of the Missis sippi river some loss of life is feared and destruction of property must en sue. FIGHT FOR FITZ. Efforts to Match Lanky Bob With Gardner. New York. June 4.Efforts are un der way to bind a match between Bob Fitzsimmons and George Gardner, and from present indications it looks as if the contest will be arranged. Bruce L. Baldwin, representing the Sioux Falls, S. D., Athletic club, who is in Chicago, has offered a purse of $10,000 and 10 per cent of the gross receipts I to the men. LINCOLN'S REAL ASSASSIN. He is Identified as a Recent Suicide Fh Oklahoma. Enid, Okla., June 4.Junius Brutus Booth, the actor and nephew of John Wilkes Booth, assassin of Lincoln, has I ident:f.rd tsr3 tcdv of *he mvsterious I suicide, George, at this place, as nis uncle. Among the dead maa"s papers was a letter addressed to K. L. Bates, Memphis, Tenn., which was forwarded to Bates. -.vho says he was Booth's confidential agent forty years. He came here, identified the body as that of Booth, and then went East, where he says Junius Brutus Booth, Joseph Jefferson and Clara Morris' also identi fied it from pictures and physical pe culiarities. He. had the "body em balmed and will have it buried. Bates says Booth escaped from Garret plan tation disguised as a negro, went to Kentucky, later to Texas and other parts of the country, wheie he, Bates, kept track of him. Bates had all of Booth's letters and papers. Booth, under the name of E. L. George, com mitted suicide here three months ago. TORNADO'S AWFUL WORK. Death List ct Gainesville May Exceed One Hundred. Gainesville, Ga., June 4.The 6,000 in.iabitanth of this city have just be gun to realize the extent of the appall ing disaster of Monday. It now seems certain that the death list will not be much short of 100 perhaps somewhat over 100, considering the number of dangerously wounded whose chance for recovery cannot now be fortold. The story of the work of destruction has already been told. All that re mains is an accurate list of the dead. Figuring from all available sources and giving credence to those reports which are believed to be trustworthy, this is a summary of the tornado in Gainesville and its environments: One hundred killed ISO injured, of whom 20 probably will die 800 homeless, their residences having been wiped out of existence property loss of about half a million dollars/none cf which was covered by rtorm insur ance. PIOT TO ASSASSINATE. Circuit Attorney Folk Is to Be Mur dered by Unknown Men. St. Louis, June 4. A detail of de tectives is scouring the city for four, men who have entered into a cdnspir acy to aTsassi-.t/e Circuit Attorney Joseph vv Folk for $5,000. The police not on. are satisfied that such a r/ot'j has been made, but that an attempt has beer, made LJ carry it into efi'oct. Sunc. night fo.-.r men, whose identity has not been established, entered the I French restaurant owned by Theodore Vincenr, and there discussed their plans. According to Vincent, who :verhear the conversation, they were to receive $5,000 for putting the cir cuit attorney out of the way. The men hie thought by the police to have been friends of the boodlers whom Folk prosecuted and sent to the peni tentiary the past year. PEACE IN LABORDOM. Situation in Chicagv Is Greatly Im proved. Chicago, June 4. Signs of peace yesterday crept into the Chicago labor situation from all sides, where for three months st.ikes and lock-outs had been increasing to a point more' widespread and foreboding than at any time in years. Two more railroads signed contracts with their freight handlers, making four that have agreed to grant th:r employes a 4 per cent increase, thus averting a strike. Laundry owners and employes at a conference agreed on terms and Ilia laundries will resume operations on Thursday. iS^. TONGlfELESS MAN TALKS. Sailor Astonishes Physician Who Op erated on Him. New York, June 4. William An drews, a sailor, whose tongue and tonsils were removed at the city hos pital during an op nation for cancer,' can still talk. Even a portion of the larynx was clipped off. A small nole was leu in the throat just above the larynx, so that the patient could breathe. While a physician was re newing the dressing the patient -mr- prised him by me"king indistinctly. He continues to Elk whenever the dressing is removed, but the doctors say he will die within a year, owing to the spread of the cancerous affec tion. CHANGE CF VENUE. Jett and White Will Not Be Tried at Jackson. Jackson, Ky., June 4.A change of venue has been granted in Jett and White's cases to Morgan county be fore Judge Kenner, and the trial set for June 23. Commonwealth Attorney Byrd introduced the motion to change trial of White and Jett for the murdpr of James Marcum and in the case of Jett for the murder of James Cock- I rell to another judicial district on th ground that there is such a state of lawlessness existing in Breathitt county that a fair trial cannot be had in this fliyrict Caldwell May Retire. Little Rock. June 4. It is reliably reported that Henry C. Caldwell, fed eral judge of the Eighth circuit, will retire from the bench June 4. Judge Caldwell is the only surviving ap pointee on the bench of President Lin coln, he having been appointed in 1S64. MAN WHO FIGURED IN THE TRANSACTIONS. WITH MACHEN. NO ARRESTS IN CONTEMPLATION' INVESTIGATION OF POSTAL AF- FAIRS PROCEEDING RAPIDLY AS POSSIBLE. lifATtl CALLS TIL10CM A LIAR HIS REPLY TO CHARGES IS MADE PUBLIC BY MR. PAYNE. Washington, June 4. The investi gation of affairs at the postoffice de partment is proceeding as rapidly as possible, and the investigating officials hope to close their inquiries by Aug. 1. The go-between who, it is alleged, figured in transactions \hio led to the arrest of August W. Machan. the former superintendent of the free de livery system, is underwood to he a member of a firm at Toledo, Ohio, the former home of Mr. Machen. Al though it has been asserted that there are several parties whose arrest may be ordered at anv time. Postmaster General Payne said th* no arrests are in contemplation. Calls Tulloch a Liar. Postmaster General Payne yester day made public the letter of ihe former first assistant postmaster gen eral, Perry S. Heath, in reply to the charges made by S. W. Tulloch of "this city, formerly casaier of tho Washing ton city postoffice. The letter is dated Salt Lake City, Utah, May 25. The meat of the letter is contained in the following: "I never appointed any person to any position or retained any one.in any position, at any time, with any sort of notion or idea that he or she was not to render full and honest service to the government for the pay received. The intimation that there was 'an honorary icli, upon which per sQlxs^were placed for political, personal or other purposes than good service, is a pure invention. It is a lie oat of whole cloth, as are most of the imputa tions of Tulloch. If any persons were so appointed or retained it was through their own di^aonest designs." Schibsby Is Ousted. Second Assistant Postmaster Gen eral Shallenberger yesterday removed Svend Schibsby of Kansas City, a rail way postal clerk, on the charge of vio lating the postal laws. Schibsby is charged with leading a movement of railway postal clerks to secure pay ment for traveling expenses, a claim that never has been recognized by the government, and which would involve a payment of about $1,500,000 annually for the 80,000-odd clerks in the coun try. ROCKS AS WEAPONS. Strikers, Lead by Women, Attack Workmen. New York, June 4.Women led an attack yesterday by striking members of the Rockmen and Excavators' union on workmen on a building on Avenue B, during which one police man was badly hurt and scoies of the strikers and workmen were clubbed by the police. Granite paving blocks were used as weapons by 30O strikers who attacked fifty workmen paving Elm street. Several workmen were injured and the strikers were badly beaten by policemen. FAILURE IN TORONTO. Leading Firm of Bankers and Brokers Closed Up. Toronto. Ont, June 4 A. E. Ames & Co., bankers and brokers, ciose.1 their doors at noon yesterday. On a wfndo was posted the following: "Owing to the continuous severe de cline in the securities market we have found it necessary to suspend payment, and would ask the indulgence of our friends for a few days until we can prepare a statement of our affairs and decide what is best to be done." The liabilities, it is expected, will reach $10.0W 000. MAKES VIGOROUS FIGHT. Well Known Stock Detective Charged With Murder. Spearfish. S. D., June 4.Jones D. Hicks, well known on the Western cattle ranges as a stock detective, is on trial at Sundance, Wyo.. charged with the murder of Robert Bryson at Gillette last fall. Hicks has been con fined in the jail at Sundance all win ter. During the November term of court he filed a petition with the court In which he denied the murder of Bry son, and declared that Albert Dodds had fired the shot that killed Bryson. Hicks has prepared for a vigorous de fenw and has ere,''.'._l I Deadwoed, Lead, dance as counsel. lawvers of BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JUNI^, 1903. TEN OENTv ery Butter Some NewTeasand Coffees Slierulan anu sun- PRESIDENT IN IOWA. He Is Greeted by Great C-owds at Dubuque. Dubuque. I8\va. June 4.President Roosevelt arrived hero at 0 o'clock. He spent the night here. When iho president arrived he was greeted with the presidential salute and cheers of CRfATfST 20,000 people as he stepped from the train. The president addressed a crowd of G,000 persons assembled in the city park, who sang "America" as the party approached. The drive ended after a tour of the hills over looking the Mississippi river. At the close of" the address the president was entertained by the Dubuque club. LEGS ARE SEVERED. Two Men Lose Their Lives in One Day at Warroad. Warroad, Minn., June 4.Two rail way accidents occurred here yester day. Seotty Stewart, employed on a ballasting crew of the Chicago & Northwestern, fell between the cars of a mpving train and had both logs cut off at tlu hip, dying in thre hours. FrankJClements, while intoxicated, attempted to board .a gravel train la.-t night and had both legs severed at Cue knee. He is in a critical condition. Clements is a farmer and has a wife and three children living here. THREE CHILDREN INCINERATED. Brother Loses Hi6 Life in Attempting to Rescue Them. Clinton, Ind., June 4. Three chil dren of Benjamin Van Houtiu were burned iu death eight miles south west of here. The father was at work on his farm when the house caught fire from a defective flue. A son thir teen years of age was at work in a field near the house when he saw the fire and went to the rescue of his little brother and sister. He broke in the door but was unable to reach the children who soon burned to death. The rescuer died of his burns. SUSPECTED OF WIFE MURDER. Wisconsin Man Is Arrested on a Seri ous Charge. Sparta, Wis.. June 4.Samuel Mont gomery, residing near Warrens, this feoUnty, was arrested here yesterday, charged with assault and battery and suspected of causing the death of his wife. Montgomery claims his wife was killed during a runaway of a team which he was driving on Saturday last. The woman's neck was broken and her head badly battered. FLOOD IN THE MOUNTAINS. Idaho Streams Threaten to Destroy Railroad Tracks. Missoula, Mont., June 4 The melt ing snows in the Coeur d/Alene moun tain are causing a rampage of all streams. The tracks of the Northern Pacific are in danger, near Hop''. Idaho, where the waters are up ta tin rails. The snowfall in the Coeur d'Alene last winter was the heaviest in the history of the region, and disas trous floods an.1 feared. Defaulter Thought to Be in Detroit. Milwaukee. June 4 -Henry Herman alleged defaulting financier'of Mil waukee, is believed to be in Detroit The American Bonding Company of Baltimore, which may lose $40,000 by the disappearance of Hermann, is making a strong search for him. An asent of th*3 company is now in Mil- waukee inyestigatirfg the claims held against it by the Piankinton bank estate, for which Hermann was as signee. Murders In European Russia. During 1901 there were 8,681 mur ders reported In European Russia ThalHs.-an ave. cf over twenty a uay. gEMjDJj MERCANTILE (]0 OFFERS TO THE TRADE TODAY Oranges and Lemon 1 _, -_ __. Gilt Edge Dairy Butter New Groceries Arrivin Dail Strictly FirstClass Cream- I Strictly Fresh Eggs, Guar- 1 anteed DAVID C. SMYTH, Mgr. Phone 215 1 sirs SOM hope KANSAS CITY PEOPLE BELIEVE iN THE PROMISE OF BET- TER THINGS. DANGiR IS PAS I RAIN CEASES, THE SUN COMES OUT AND THE WATERS BE- GIN TO RECEDE. IMPROVfMINT ON fVfRY SHU CITY ESCAPES BY NARROW MAR- GIN VERY SERIOUS SHORT- AGE OF FOOD. Kansas City, June 4. Blue sky was visible About Kansas City yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock, the rains hav ing ended. The sun was visible for the first time in a week, and it is thought the greatest dangers of tin Hood are past. The waters of the Kaw liver have fa!Ion eight inches, and are sleadil.. di (lining at the rale of about one half inch an hour. In the Missouri mo high stage of :ifi feet is still main tained, but this is due to the flood which has been coming down the Mis souri proper, ami has boon able to off set the fall In the Kaw. It is the waters of the iattor stream, however. that has caused all the damage In this city and in Kansas City. Kan., and with it at a normal stage Kansas City will shortly resume norma! conditions, Kansas City has by a narrow margin escaped a Serious Shortage In Food, has been utterly helpless lately to avoid its consequence's it has Buffered millions of dollars of damage to prop erty and sustained a loss In iii'e that In all probability n"\er wri IM ac curately ^measured, and now it Is commencing to believe in the promise of better things. The situation shows Improvement on almost every side the waters an falling, the water works will res (me operations to nay the gas has been turned into the mains once more and while there Is no superabundance of food, there Is no immediate danger of a serious, short?."je". The city has cared for horov.*. In ro ,.il fashion and is abundantly aide to do so still, but there is not sufficient food on band to permit the rel:'!' committees and the municipal offlc i :.to feel eas Over the Outlook. Provisions from the outside will be cordiai!.? welcome The transporta tion facilities at the present time are so limited that not much freight ran be brought In at a time, and there is danger that the demand may overrun the supply unless the stock on hand is speedily replenished from outside Two men lost their lives yesterday while endeavoring to save others. There is very iittle probability of much more financial damage than nas already, been done. There have been some reports of the settling of vari ous large buildings in the wholesale district, bill they appear to have set tled in a remarkably even manner, and an expert examination will be required to prove that they are in a dangerous condition. The close of another day brought a night of wretchedness to the thou sands of refugees at Kansas City, Kan. Without water, save for urgent needs, without beds, the upper part of the town unable to house in any com fort the Horde cf Refugees, the night bid fair to be merely a repe tition of others since the onslaught of the floo*. Th wretchedness, howev- Goods Delivered Promptly Anywhere in City 1NTS PER WEEK. or, was more ipentai man pnysicai, al though the discomforts duo to hording largo bodies of people in buildings not built for tho purpose, and trying to feed an army tVfthoTit a commissary department, are m.tny. People on buii Ihgs In Argentine could bo seen from Kansas City, Kan., and a SuulS of rescues were effected. Nothing came to light yesterday to base ev an approximate number of the victims i-f the flood. Bodies were1 soon floating yes,onlay, but even this is valueless, as they may have floated down the Kaw from Topeka, and it is not at all certain that observers havo not in some Instances mistaken parti* submerged wreckage, f^v bodies Passenger Train Is Lost. Tho Journal says: Chicago^ Burling ton vL Qtiincy passenger train No. 3, from Chicago to Kansas City, due here at 4 (.'clock Sunday at'ternoo!i. iias .been lost track of. it is not deemed possible, nor the thought entertained bv the railroad officials, thai the train lias run inl the Nevertheless. (ieneral A: .t Harmon was notified yesterday from t.he^Chicago offices of tho extraordinary occurrence and Supt. Mnlheih was urged to exercise every possible fforl to locate tho missing train and reHeve its passtm gers at all cost and hazard. SIXTY THOUSAND MEN IDLE. Strike of Te-tile Workers in Pennsyl vania Is Snrending. Philadelphia. .Inn.' I. The slriko Of textile workers is virtually com plete. Of the r,r(o plants which have not granted the demand for a fifty fivo-hour week, there are not half a dozen In operation, and those are working short handed. In the Ken sington district, whore are located the majority of I In* mills, the number of idle hands is said to bo more than GO 000. Miners Threaten to Quit. Wilkesbaire, Pa.. Juno 4. -Another dark strike cloud loomed up on the horizon of the anthracite coal region yesterday. The executive boards of the United Mihework era in session here indorsed the selection of their three district presidents on the board of conciliation thi riv.ed by the strike commission, and il these members are not recognized by the operators the executive hoards will contemplate call ing a convention of mineworkers to decline a gi O CD suspension of work until their members are glveTi recog nition. Cruiser Tacoma Launched. San FraiM i-eo. Juno I. The cruiser Tacoma was launched at the ship yards of the Union Iron Works last evening in the presence of several thousand people, including a delega tion from Washington State. ^Oldest Twins in United States. Monroe, Wis.. June 4. The oldest I twins in the United States, Mrs. Anna M. Noggie of Monroe and Mrs. Hiram Johnson of Omaha, celebrated their eighty-eighth birthday anniversary yesterday here. John Brown Is Dead. Helena, Mont Juno 4John Brown, prospector And woodsman, living in this vicinity for many years, com mitted suicide las,t night by swallow ing morphine In a restaurant. He had no relatives Indicted for Bribery. Quiney. ill June I. Aid. J. Fred Tellbuscher was yesterday indicted on two charges of offering and accepting bribes in connection with the passage of the competitive telephone franchise. Three others have been indicted. Passenger Train Wrecked. Peoria, 111., June 4. Rock Island passenger train was wrecked near Alta, fifteen miles from here, last night. John Snyder, a passenger, of Henry, 111., was fatally injured and sev eral others seriously Injured