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THIS NORFOLK NEWS : FRIDAY , JUNE 5 , IU08.
Th f4o at prtBont needs ilrnlnngo anoro tlinn Irrigation , Crops tlmt have started nppcar to stand n fntr clinnco of bcatliiK the to maturity. Spain , the liouio of the bull fl ht , draws tlio line on uutomobllo rncoR , an too entirely brutal to bo considered. Norfolk energy has been resting long enough to make the era of prosperity ow opening ono of remarkable activity Itiapcrhnpa usolcna to ccmplnln , bnt the vrcftthcr clcik'B reports i\ro certainly Incoming n decidedly monotonous tory. Snmhlno nutl warm weather la long past duo. Jupiter Pluvlufl should ro anovo hlfl bnufrom the weather nud glv ( thorn n ohanco. It Is simply nHtoiiithIng what a watorj clement the Nebratha sky cnn bo who it becomes thoroughly doteimlucd t ( precipitate moisture. If thcro wan only a llttlo moro wate the navy might have fnrnlBhcd a flotlllr to escort President Roosevelt on hi return trip through NobriuUa. It ia Bald tlmt the Ions of stock througl floods and stornia will canso anothc : raise in the prloo of moat , which la disaster tlmt in likely to bo Hharod b ; fill. It Is alleged tlmt the smu Btill Bhlnc liut the ] > ooplo have had no rccont ocou lar proof of its existence , and Bomo of them are beginning to doubt that tlioro ia a BUU. These daily raiiiB have missed t heir vocation and olTootlvoneBS. They should jhavo delayed operations until Norfolk had nuothur street fair and carnival in 3 > rogroB8. The lack of Bunshluo and warm , dry \voathor ia having a nioro injurious ef fect on the growth of now buildings limn it is having on the crops that have boon planted. A mouth from tomorrow is the glorious Fourth , bnt the weather HIOWB so inclination to furnish the weather , on yet , that will BCCUI natural and ap propriate to the ocoasiou. Norfolk will not publicly celebrate the Fourth of July this year , but will etoro ita patriotism and enthusiasm to 1x > exploded during the firemen's tourn ament , later in the mouth. If the bond election was a party issue the day would certainly favor the demo crats , according to the long accredited belief tlmt it requires bad weather con ditions to keep the republicans at homo And it is said that Now York , Penn sylvania and other custom states are Buffering from a drouth. They are the same states that have been accustomed lo look on Nebraska as drouth stricken. Nebraska has boon having an excess of rainfall but is to bo congratulated that the situation has not in any degree Approached that which has boon afflicting - ing Kansas , Missouri and other local ities. ities.A A Philadelphia woman has boon edu cating her boys by the making ofillioit whiskey , proving that while education may bo a good thing , the manner of se curing it is not always subjeot to ap proval. - t Thu memory of the dead soldier has again boon honored ; now the patriotic people should direct their energies to the development of the country which ho loft as a heiituge to this and coming .generations. Nebraska's apportionment for irriga tiou projects this year is $235,101 , which should be snflloieut to redeem many acres of its excellent soil that has only lacked sufficient moisture to make it produce abundantly. It is to bo hoped that these Kansas twisters will not bo so favorably im pressed with their visit to Nebraska as to dooido to take up their permanent abode in this state , and make portions Of it their play ground. The Fremont Tribune Is enterprising , beyond a doubt , Yesterday it had a wireless message from Kansas City , Kansas , stating that the town was out off from all means of communication with the outside world. Regardless of what Ohio may do the "home town of William McKinley has gone on record in favor of endorsing President Roosevelt , which is exceed ingly complimentary to the present in cumbent of the presidential chair. The arid east might have some of the west's superabundance of moisture if a moans could be discovered of making the transfer. The west wants some of that warm weather and sunshine that is not desired there. An oven exchange -would bo mutually satisfactory to both eectlon < J. Disease and famine are uniting to complete the work of the floods in JKnnsos , Missouri and Iowa. The latter a generoiiR pcoplo will slrivo to tlUpell If the call for relief IH crnt out , and the formers ill bo a tak for the lurgo huirted physicians tributary to the Hooded districts. The MUslsslppl was reported to have been overflowed before the high waters of the Mlsrourl had nnohed the father of waters , ittul it la not dllllonlt to linntduo that the Munition will Ira greatly intensified when the Hood has spread over the lauds through which the great river Hows. The republican atato central committee - too has called the state convention to meet at Lincoln on AugiiHt IB , when the candidate for supreme Judge will bo named who will bo enthusiastically elected in November , and the frleudfl of Judge J. II. Barnes of this city are con- fldout that ho will bo that candidate. Norfolk fin men are rcparing to chow other firemen and the puoplo generally n good tiuio on the occasion of the annual atato tournament which is to beheld held in this olty July 21 , 28 and 211 , and these who are not planning to attend are doomed to miss ono.of the jollicst events of the season in any part of the Btato. President HooBovolt should not per mlt worry over his standing in the republican publican party regarding the president ial nomination next year to Inter cro with the enjoyment ho isablo to got out of his present trip through the country , The matter IB definitely Bottled as far aa the rank and file of the party are concerned corned , It appears that the troubles in the postolllco department will bo well and satisfactorily adjuutcd by n vigorous republican publican administration long before the opposition will got 11 ohanco to bring it up for the consideration of ; the people. The riisoala are being promptly and vigorously ejected as rapidly as un covered. The damming of Niagara has always boon considered ono of the impossibili ties , but it is stated that such a plan Is seriously contemplated by the United States and British governments. If these two powora ttvho it into their heads that the Niagara needs damming it will certainly bo dammed. It is con sidered that In this way only can the great lakes bo raised to their original level. The farmer who thinks ho will bo too late in planting Ida corn crop can well afford to devote his acres to beotfO which are not injured by the first light frosts of the fall and are usually ma tured ahead of the corn crop. There are more ways than one of overcoming adverse - verso circumstances , and most energotio farmers will find use for all their lands In growing some kind of profitable crops , Judge J. B , Barnes of Norfolk has an nounced his candidacy for the oilloo of supreme judge. It Is generally con ceded that this ofllco should go to a northern Nebraska man this year and Judge Barnes is as capnblo and well qualified for the position as anyone who could bo named. Ho ia an old resident of Dlxou county and can rely on strong support from this locality. Pouca Journal. While various parts of the country are being afllicted with floods Norfolk has escaped entirely. Not evou the gulch has so much as attempted to over flow since very early In the season , be fore much damage to growing things was possible. It has also escaped other calamities , such aa oyolones , hail storms and drouth and the crops that are up are fairly jumping to attain their maxi mum growth. Since it developed that Governor Penuypacker was dictated by selfish in terests in his attempt to muzzle the press of Pennsylvania , reserving to himself the right to abuse , ho has grown exceed ingly unpopular and it will devolve upon the republicans to either suppress him or bo prepared to see the state take a democratic turn at the next election , something scarcely to bo thought of in connection with Pennsylvania. With the settlement of the standing of President Roosevelt in regard to the coming presidential nomination , in terest again centers In the question of who will be chosen to lead the demo cratic hosts. This will not bo as readily adjusted as was that in the re publican camp and ; nfterjJt Is settled there will bo some diffloulty'.iu convinc ing the people that the country requires redeeming through the democratic pro cess. It Is again reported that John Wllkcs Booth , the assassin of President Lincoln , has but recently died , having lived in Kentucky and Texas since the assassina tion , disguised as a negro. This is a story that has bobbed up with variations every year or BO since 'the Berime was committed. With the many deaths the outlaw has experienced siuco these exciting days , it is probablygsafo to con clude that ho is dead , very effectually , and that the crlmo has boon expiated as fully as his worthless life was capa ble. Twenty-four days of strike has cost the laborers of New York $12,000,000 in wagea and hits cost their omplnycrR many times that amount. The laborers , however , have another nil vantage over employers , and that la through the com munity of interests between labor or ganizations contributions are received from kindred organizations that go to ward their support , while many of thorn recolvo employment temporarily in in- ( ItiHtrita not riifcotod by the strike. Nevertheless strikes are expensive luxu ries and it would bo of benefit to the country if they could bo eliminated from the situation altogether. Now that the leading milliners have taken u hand and propose to stop the purchase of the plumage of song and insectivorous birds , ono of the greatest sources of daughter of these helpful creatures will ceaso. It is not improba ble , however , that the action of the mil liners was dictated by the sentiment of these who have b3on wearing the plum age , unconscious of the slaughter to the innocents that has boon wrought through the demands of fathlon. If the boya with guns , sling shots and other weapons conM now bo induced to give up the birds aa targets the little crea tures would Increase and multiply to the benefit of all. Madison county Mill have seventeen delegates to the coming state conven tion , the same as last year. The total number of delegates has boon reduced and the representation of several coun ties has also been out down owing to n failure to endorse Governor Mickey. Douglas couuty auiTerod the loss of throe delegates , after an unavailing ef fort to have the apportionment based on the vote for another candidate than gov ernor. It should bo a matter for com ment on the part of the state , that while Madison county had the leading candi date in convention in opposition to Mickey , It came up with its old-time re publican majority for the head of the ticket. The republican central coijmittco"of Nebraska has anticipated the action and desires of the party and given an unanimous endorsement to the adminis tration of President Roosevelt. The party will have to wait bnt a oouplo of months until It will have an opportunity through its delegates of endorsing the action of the committee , and when the voters got an opportunity they won't do a thing but endorse the action of the convention by a majority that will bo unprecedented. From all present indi cations the mon who have been voting the fusion ticket for years will vie with the ropublicana in an effort to make that endorsement unanimous. It will take a stupendous effort for any party or faction to produce a man who will cut Into Roosjovelt'a popularity in Ne braska to any extent whatever. All this fuss about the republicans being led away from Roosevelt appears to have boon mere talk , unsupported by facts. The way state conventions , party loader ? , and state committees are declaring themselves for the present ex ecutive , make it look like no other uauio would bo mentioned for the nomi nation when the convention meets. The loaders have probably Bounded the sentiment of the people and consider that it would bo an nuwlso policy to op pose something that they so earnestly and nnitddly demand. Roosevelt may not bo entirely satisfactory to some of them , bnt it is easy to bo soon that the success of the party depends largely upon his endorsement , viewed at this distance. Now that Senator Hauua has decided to get iu line , all the prominent leaders have at least decided not to op pose the desires of the people. Theio are those to nlwaya fear some calamity in Nebraska. Just now the pessimists are given to mourning the loss of a largo portion of corn crop through the oxcosslvft moisture that is retarding the work on the low lands , but Nebraska usually has a way of com ing out ahead and disappointing these grumblers , audit is a safe bet that the state will have an abnudanco of corn when the time of the harvest arrives. The drouth has made partial failures of crops iu Nebraska , but the season has not been known when there was EO much moisture in the state that it was impossible to grow crops , and largo healthy crops. If the lowlands provo too wet the hills and plains will supply the corn while the low lands will develop volop some crop that will pay equally well. There Is not a doubt that Ne braska will bo on deck with some mag' ' niflcont crops when the time for harvest arrives , Returns from all parts of the county show the overwhelming defeat of the bond proposition submitted to the voters of the county and voted on yesterday. It indicates that while the voters may not have meant to ccusuro the commis sioners for their action iu the tuatter , they in nowise approved of the propos'- ' tlou submitted , and that the board will bo thrown on the resources available to meet and deal with the situation , whloli they should at once proceed to do , While the voters bavo disapproved o' the means offered It may bo taken as conclusive that they do not disapprove of the end in view and that they desire the bridges rebuilt andrtho roads repaired paired , regardless. This the board I should ondoavortodo aa thoroughly and promptly as possible , if it is only tem porary work. The bridges and the rondo should bo placed In passable con dition until lucds are m\do available for permanent repairs , The St. Paul Republican thinks that If the democrats are really in earno-t about the election of a non-partisan Judiciary , it would bo the thing for tint party , as the minority prty > , to endorse the republican nominee , which I ho Col umbus Tvlegram admits to bo 'not far from the right position , and la of the opinion that the party it represents should make the first concession in favor of non-parttHauship. Speaking of the democratic candlda'o who by virtue of.hls position has been the only ono mentioned for the ofllco , the Oolumbna paper says : "Tho Telegram - gram positively knows that Chief Justice Sullivan docs not desire to again become a candidate , " The Telegram's position ia a logical ono but it early indicates that the democrats should bo conceded a right to dictate the candidate to bo named by the republicans , which might not go down with the majority of the republicans of the state. It is remarked that while these who led the democratic party to victory in the past were free to offer their advice on the conduct of the party when it was asked , they were very modest about it , whllo Mr. Bryan who twice led the same party to defeat intrudes his advice on every possible occasion and in fact has endeavored to as'umo a dictatorship that would seem to keep the party iu the unpopular attitude into which it has drifted under his leadership. Ho Is a powerful auto convention loader , as has been proven in the past , and the other wouldbo leaders of the party ap pear to bo powerless to overcome his in fluence , But us a leader of the people during a campaign , Mr. Bryan has proven a failure. Perhaps , however , it is bnt just to s.iy that ho ha- taken the leadership when the pirtywas in the wort-t possible condition. The party itself had overridden the wishes of the people prior to his ascendancy and it would have taken more than a leader to bring it to victory in spite of thd record under Cleveland. CONDITION OF CROPS. Exceisive Rainfall Does Much Damage In Largo Sections. Washington , Juno 3. The weekly crop bulletin of the weather bureau U as follows : The states of the lower Missouri valley aud portions of tbo Mississippi valley have Buffered much from heavy rains , especially Iowa , tbo eastern portions ot Kansas and Ne braska and western Missouri. The drought continues in New England. The greater part of the week was unseasonably - seasonably cool in the lower Missouri valley and the lower gulf states , damaging - aging frosts occurring in the last named district. Wet weather has caused further de lay In corn planting in the Missouri end upper Mississippi valleys , where much of this work is unfinished and the early planted is becoming weedy. In the eastern portion of Kansas and Nebraska and Iowa corn fields have been badly washed out and much re planting will bo necessary. In Iowa the acreage will be materially reduced. Winter wheat on lowlands in the eastern portions of Kansas and Ne braska and northwestern Missouri baa sustained Injury from flood , but on the whole the crop has made satlsfac tory advancement. In Nebraska , the Dakotas and north ern Minnesota spring wheat has made splendid progress , but in southern Minnesota , Wisconsin and Iowa the crop on lowlands has suffered much from heavy rains. On lowlands In the lower Missouri and upper Mississippi valleys oats have suffered from heavy rains , but on the whole the crop has done woll. Harvesting has begun in Texas , i The prospects for apples are prom ising in many of the Important apple states. In southern Missouri , how ever , a very light crop is indicated. The hay crop continues promising In the Missouri and Mississippi valleys , Moody Returns to Washington. Washington , Juno 3. Secretary Moody returned to Washington from his trip through the west , during which ho spent almost the entire month of May with the president , join ing him when ho entered California and leaving him last Sunday morning. The secretary says President Roosevelt velt Is enjoying his trip thoroughly. Secretary Moody says the president aimed to create a sentiment In favor of a larger navy , notably in the inte rior of the country , where the people do not have the opportunity to see warships. Secretary Moody himself Is anxious there shall be no retrogres sion in our naval progress. Men Will Go Back as Individuals. New York , Juno 3. At the conclu sion of a conference between New York building dealers and the United Drivers' association and the building trades unions , Michael Stanton , chair man for the united building trades , said that no settlement had been reached , but it was safe to say the yards would all bo open by , Friday. The settle ment means the return to work of 100- 000 men. The mon will go back as in dividuals and not as union or nonunion men. Guns for New Battleships. Washington , ' June 3. Guns enough to man three of the now 16,000-ton battleships were contracted for by the bureau of ordnance. The Mead- vlllo Steel company and the Dothle- horn Steel company were awarded the contracts , which Involve approximate ly $1,000,000. Situation at Kansas City is Con siderably Improved. FOOD SUPPLIES RUNNING 8HORT Provision ! From OutwIde'Wlll Be Cor dially Welcomed Many Bodies Seen Floating Down the Stream Loss Runs Away Up In the Millions. Kansas City , Juno 3. The rains have ended , the sun Is visible for the first tlmo In a week and for this and other reasons it la thought that the great dangers of the flood are past. The waters of the Kaw rlvor are etcadlly declining. In the Missouri the high stage of thlrty-flvo feet Is still maintained , but this is duo to the rise which has been coming down the Missouri proper , and which has offset the fall In the Kaw. It Is the water of the latter stream , however , that has caused all the damage in this city and in Kansas City , Kan. , and with it at a normal stage , business In Kansas City will shortly resume usual conditions. This city has , by n nar row margin , escaped a serious shortage - ago of food , has faced the peril of flro , utterly helpless to avert Its consequences quences , has suffered millions of dollars lars of damage to property and sus tained a loss in llfo that in all proba bility never will bo accurately meas ured , and now It Is commencing to bellovo In the promise of better things. Waters Are Falling. The situation shows Improvement on almost every sldo ; the waters are fall ing , the waterworks will soon resume operations , the gas has been turned Into the mains once moro , and while there Is no superabundance of food , there is no immediate danger of a se rious shortage. The city has cared for her own In royal fashion , but there is not sufficient food on hand to permit the relief committees to feel easy over the outlook. Provisions from outsldo will be cordially wel comed. The food supply la nmplo on both sides of the river , the vast quantities of meat in the packing houses having been reached by expeditions sent out by the packers. Two men lost their lives whllo en deavoring to save others. Joseph Keenan was drowned while endeavor ing to rescue some people from the Adams house , across from the Union station , and Edward Brooks lost his life In Liberty street , where his skiff was overturned by an eddy whllo ho was endeavoring to get another man out of a building. A number of bodies were seen floating down the stream , but are believed to be these of per sons drowned further up the Kaw , probably at North Topeka. Many people arc still In the ware houses and ofllco buildings and will remain there until the flood subsides. Thirty Bodleo In Wreckage. Superintendent Young of the Swift Packing company said that there were probably twenty-five or thirty bodies In the wreckage lodged in the Armour- dale packing house district. The men employed on the steamer Columbus brought the same report. The Colum bus sent out skiffs to "Tho Patch , " a slum district near Armour's packing house , and twenty-eight men and ono woman were rescued from huts. These refugees reported that they had counted twenty-two of their neighbors and friends who had lost their lives. There Is very llttlo probability of much greater financial damage than has already been done. Thcro have been some reports of the settling of largo buildings In the wholesale dis trict , but they appear to have settled In a remarkably even manner , and nn export examination will bo required to provo that they are In a dangerous condition. Following is a list of the structures that have been damaged or swept away : Sixteen brldpes , 1,000 build ings In Armourdale , 500 buildings In Argentine. 400 buildings In the east bottoms , 200 buildings In Sheffield , 100 buildings In the west bottoms. The Burlington and Milwaukee bridges across the Missouri and the Missouri Pnclflc bridge across the Kansas are Intact , but the approaches are wrecked. At Kansas City , Kan. The thousands of refugees at Kan- eas City , Kan. , spent another night of wretchedness. Without water , save for urgent needs , without beds , with the upper part of the town unable to house In any comfort the horde of ref ugees , the night was merely a repe tition of others since the coming of the flood. The wretchedness , however , Is moro mental than physical , although the dis comforts duo to herding largo bodies of people in buildings noj built for the purpose , and trying to feed an army without a commissary depart ment , are many. Leavenworth , to the north , the only way by which the su burb can bo entered with stores , Is the spot to which all eyes turn con stantly In hope. Rations sufficient to last several days , if carefully econo mized , were brought In during the day and additional bedding , clothing , mod- iclno and other supplies are expected within the next twenty-four hours. Much mental discomfort exists because - cause of the separation of members of families who had barely time to escape from the flood. Since Sunday fathers , mothers , wives , husbands , brothers and sisters have visited every part of town , particularly the places of public refuge , looking for other members of their families. In their agitated state of mind the worst Has always been feared , but In the great majority of cases the ceaseless search * These who nro Raining flash nncl r ronsth by rojjulnr trout- mont with Scott's Emulsion should continue * the treatment lit hot woathori smaller dose nnd a llttlo cool milk with It will do uway with any objection which Is attached to fatty pro ducts durlns the heated oenson. ? cnd for frpe Mmplf. SCOTT K IIOWNK , ChemUu.ft . 409-415 Pearl .street , . . .NsW Jfork. 5 < c , and $ i.oo ( all druggtati. Ing has resulted In the reuniting of families. It is reported that the Missouri Pa cific bridge has gone down. A great crash was heard In that direction and It looks as though ono span has fallen. . The bolls on the switch engines standIng - Ing on the bridge can bo heard ringing- and men are coming for help. The re port Is verified by flrcmcn at No. 4 station. River Changes Its Channel. D. B. Smith , "assistant engineer oC the government corps in charge of the- Missouri river , IB hero seeking to de termine whether the Missouri Is cut ting a new channel along the Clay- county bluffs north of Harlem ) Tliero- Is an imminent possibility of sttrii aa event. Powerful glasses show that the water Is rolling In huge waves. If the rlvor adopts a new channel It will add thousands of acres of laud , Includ ing the present bed of the stream , to- Kansas City. This land will bo worth , millions of dollars for railroad and manufacturing purposes , whereas most of It Is now planted In corn. Passenger Train Missing. The Journal says : Chicago , Bur ling and Qulncy passenger train No. 3 , from Chicago to Kansas City , due hero- at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon , has. 7 been lost track of. It Is not deemed : 7i possible , nor Is the thought entertained i by the railroad officials , that the train , has run Into the flood. Nevertheless , General Agent Harmon was notified : from the Chicago offices of the ex traordinary occurrence and Superin tendent Mulhern was urged to exor cise every possible effort to locate the missing train and relieve Its passen gers at all cost and hazard. IMPROVEMENT AT DES MOINES. Governor Cummins Decides to Borrow/ Money to Aid Refugees. Dos Moines , Juno 3. It has beea practically determined that .there will be no extra session of the legislature. Governor Cummins is satisfied that ho can supply the needs of the flood suf ferers and tornado victims In an Irreg ular manner by borrowing money and the next session to approve his course. The flood in DCS Moines Is still dis heartening , but the water Is falling : rapidly. The wide territory that was flooded presents a sad picture. Men and women who have anxiously watched for the water to go down wandered over tho. muddy streets to > the houses which had been homes. As each ono looked through the door of his home an expression of misery passed over his countenance. There , within the ruins , furniture was scat tered about the rooms , mud covered the carpets and the walls were coated with a dirty slime. Many are planning- to move out of these places. The- walls are damp and every effort will be put forth by the committees In the field to see that they are dried as rap idly as possible , for sickness , It IB feared , may come If people are allowed to enter them in their present condi tion. tion.Train Train service here on tha main lines is once more nearly normal. At Ot- tumva the water has begun to decline , but it is still rising between Keo- saucjua and Keokuk. Water flowa through the main streets of Ottumwa , four miles of the main line of the Bur- llnpton tracks are under water , the light and water plants are shut down and business Is prostrated. Army Maneuvers at Cheyenne. Cheyenne , Wyo. , Juno 3. Adjutant General F. A. Stltzer received positive assurance that the war department had decided upon Cheyenne as the point for the army maneuvers this fall and August as the month. The states adjacent to Wyoming will participate. Storm at Valparaiso. Santiago , Chile , June 3. 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