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TITE OMAnA DAILY BEE: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1003.
PRESIDENT TOURS IN IOWA Tint 8ttp it Kadi at Denison, the Home of Secretary Eh aw. PAYS COMPLIMENT TO STATE AND PEOPLE Amrlmii Nation Great Not Only oa Acconwt of Its nesoarcea, bat Largely on Areoant of It tltlsens. DENISON, la., June 2-iRppclnl Tele gram.) Tim president's train arrived her early this morning, but the president did not make his appearance until about 8 o'clock. He was. met at this point ly Secre tary Phaw and Congressman Connor, who live liprr' and by Secretary Wilson and Senators Allluon and Dolllver, " The town was elaborately decorated In honor of the presidential visit, the home of Secretary BhaW being conspicuously bo. In addition to the large number of people in the town and surrounding country pres ent? there were a number of excursions on .he. railroads, and it la estimated that at least 6,f00 outsiders Arrived In this manner. The local company of the National Guard turned out in review and the children from the various city schools were also lined up to gittt him, - .' At Horn In Iowa. The president was introduced by Secretary 8haw and spoke as follows: MV Friends and Fellow Citiiens: It is A, grat pleasure for me to come here and ay a word of greeting to you this morning. 1 onlv refcrrt that here in the home of : Secretary thaw I vannot stay longer with you. I feel thoroughly at home In Iowa. You see, 1 had to come to this one state to, get a quarter of my cabinet. In greeting all of you 1 wish to say a word or two of special thanks to the Na tional Guard who have turned out today my own comrades then to those whoever dexerve the right of the line In every Amer ican gathering the men of the Grand Army of , the Republic, the men to whom we owe it that at the present day an American president can travel from one ocean to the other, from the gulf to the Canadian border, and everywhere be at home among his fellow Americans. - ', Friends, t this time, 'a Tcome into your beautiful itte, there hav t'ome calamities upon our people here In Iowa, to an even freater decree In Kansas, in Missouri, and see also by today's paper in Georgia. AVe have biblical authority, as well as the au thority of commou .aense for the statement that the rain falls on the lust and the unjust alike. ' "When 'the hand of the Lord Is heavy upon any body ot -men the wisdom of man can th but little; Now and then In our country, from drouth, from floods, from pestilence, trouble .. and misfortune will eome: but, oh my friends, as I drove through your city this morning, and now as I look at yol, the men and women of this state. I know'that all ourtroubles are temporary, that misfortune, and we- shall have them, will be met and overcome, be cause In heart and hand the American citi sen Is able to win his way In the long run. (Applause.) When misfortune that human wloom cannot avoid cornea of course there will be suffering, there will be misery. Those of us who are free from it" can try and must try te lighten it all we can. but we cannot help the fact that there will be much suffering. Furthermore, if through our own folly w do what Is wrong, if we act foolishly In matters of Werlslatlon, we shall pay the penalty. If the business world loses its head It has lost' what no law can supply; but in spite of that we shall go forward, we shall keep In the long run on the plane, not only abiding but of Increasing prosperity, if as a people We only keep our sanity. If a" a people we keep the qualities, which' made tut Win out In the civil war, which have brought us In triumph through other crisis so far. What . Can ' Be Done. . Something, a good 'deal, can be done by law; a good deal can be done by the honest and upright administration of the law. 1 think you will do me the Justice to say that I do not say what t. do not mean. I never said anything 4C t Ulmi-Uiat would not say on the stump, so what I say now you can take as sincere. "We have in the persona of Iowa's representatives In both branches, of ' the national congress, H Iowa s representatives in the administra tive branch ot the national government. men to whom I can turn aa Illustrating what I mean when I say " that we are helped 'greatly by good laws and by Intelli gent, fearless and honest administration ot those laws. We need the ability that you In Iowa have furnished iu your public servants. . We -need the standard of integrity that vou have set In nubllo life. We need that uprightness and fearlessness in a public servant which makes him do his duty, disregarding either the clamor v me many- ir mo snarling 01 me low it either that clamor or that snarling Is di rected against a course of conduct de manded by regard for the Immutable law ot righteousness. We need that; but no law that the wit of man has ever devised will make a fool wise, a coward brave or a weakling strong. No law can by itself bring success to a people. There are na tions with .'constitutions like ours, with laws like ours, which yet have lagged be hind hopelessly because they did not have the right type of man behind the law. What eounts most In the long run Is the man who acta through, by and under the law. It Is Just as it was In the civil war. It waa a good thing to have a good weapon, pretty fair thing to have a good uniform, a good thing to have training, but there were plenty of men whom you know In, the war to whom you could glvo any weapon you wished, put any uniform on them and train them and at the end you could do nothing with them, because they did not have the right stuff In them; therefore' you could not get the Tight stuff out of them. What waa then true In military life la true In civil life now. We could not get on as a nation no matter what the natural ad vantages of this country might be, no mat ter what our laws were, If we did not have the right type of cltlaen back of the law, the right1 type of citizenship to take ad vantage of the features of nature. We shall go on, my fellow countrymen; We shall make our future even greater than our past, because the average American citisen has In him the qualities of courage, of honesty and of conimon sense which must stand as a foundation of national greatness. In saying' goodbye let rne greet especially the children. I have. but one word to say to them. I believe In ulav and I holluvo in work. Play hard while vou nlav and hm you work don't play at all. That Is fair buvictj tor me eiaera, too., tuheers and ap- Calf at Fort lodBe. FORT PODGE, la.. June t (Special Tel egram. )-rPresldent Roosevelt and party made a stop of one hour here today and he was given an enthusiastic reception by the people. Hundreds came in on excur siona from all over the country. The president was driven about the city and made a ten-minute address In the park to ,000 people. - The visit was without Incident. The presi dent left for the east on schedule time. Secretary Fhaw and Senator Allison and Dolllver joined the party here. President Roosevelt was greeted by a large crowd t-nd spoke as follows; Frlenau; At this time as I come Into your beautiful state there have come calamities upon our peopj nera In Iowa, and to ai even greater degree In Kansas and Mis sourl. 1 see by today's papers the awful disaster In Georgia. We have biblical au thority, a well a -the authority of com mon fcense, for the statement that the rain falls on the luet and the unlust alike. When the hand of the Iid is heavy on anybody, the wisdom of man can do but little. Now and then In our country, from drouth, (rem tlaod, from pestilence, trouble and misfortune will come. but. oh. my friends, as I drtv through your city this morning, and now as I look at yuu, the men and women of this state, I know that all our troubles are temporary, that mm fortunes will be met and overcome, because tn heart and hand the American citisen is ame to win nis way in tne long run. When misfortune ;. that human wisdom Th6 only perfect polish GORHAM Silver Polish1 Reduce labor to a minimum Doc cot cake ot fill up interstice AH responsible u , MKaca rannnt uvnM rnmes ' of course -there Will be suffering; there will be misery. Those of us who are free from It can try, and must try, to lighten It all we can, but we cannot help the fact that there will be much suffering. Furthermore, If through our own folly w-a iio whnt In wrnnr if we act foolishly In matters of legislation, w shall pay the penalty. It tne business worm loses us head it has lost what no law can supply, hut in niin nf thai we nhnll o forward. We shall kneD In the run. not only of abiding, but of Increasing prosperity, if as a eopie we only Keep our sunny, u keen the nualltles which made us win out in the civil war end which have brought us In triumph through other crisis so far. Administration of the Uif, Some think a good deal can be done by law. A aood deal can be done by honest and upright administration of the law. I think you will do me tne justice to say that I do not say what l no not mean, i never said anything off the stump that I would not say on the stump, so what I say now you can take as sincere. We have In the persons or jowa s representatives In both branches of the national congress, In Iowa's representatives in the adminis trative branches of the national govern ment, men to whom I can turn, as lllus- tmtlna- what I mean when I say that we are helped greatly Dy gooa laws ana ny Intelligent, tearless and honest adminis tration of those laws. We need the ability that you In Iowa I have furnished In your public servants. We need the standard of integrity that you have set in public lire. We need tnat up- risrhtnrss and fearlessness In a publio serv- I ant which makes him do his duty, dlsre- gardlng either the clamor of the many or the snarling of the few, which is-directed agninst a course of conduct demanded by regard for the immutable law of righteous- ness. CEDAR FA LI ,8, la., June S.-Flv thou sand people greeted ' President Roosevelt and party on their arrival at this city. He spoke from his car, the address blng mainly to normal school students. The normal battalion turned out In force.' The party stopped ten minutes, leaving- at 8:05 for Waterloo. Five-minute stops were made at Webster City and Iowa Fall. DUBUQUK, la., June 2. At Independence, where a moment's stop was made,' Presi dent Roosevelt paid tribute to Iowa's sons and daughters and said he believed In tne future of this country, because he believed j in the quality of the men and women com posing it. A few minutes' stop waa made at Man chester where the president was Intro- j duced to a big crowd by Captain J. P. Merry, assistant general passenger agent j of the Illinois Central railroad and for i many years a resident of Manchester. Spends Klght at Dnbaqqe. President Roosevelt arrived, here at o'clock. He will spend th night here. To morrow morning he will leave for the east. When the president arrived here he was greeted with the presidential salute and the cheers of at least 20,000 people a he stepped from his train The president addressed a few words to 8.00O school children, assem- I bled In the city park, who sang "America" aa the party approached. The drive ended, after a tour of the hills overlooking the Mississippi river, at the Dubuque club. where the president spoke to 8,000 people. At the close of the address the president and party were banqueted by the Dubuque ciud. n inciueni louowmg u " ment used by conservative citizens In talk was the presentation to the President, by a nB. to p,, exclted by wtl1 repbrt9. delegation from the United Swiss societies . There a feeling among the leading of a handsome souvenir album containing buslneM men tnat Kansas City should show pen pictures of Roosevelt. Allison and tne eountry at large that It Is not disabled Henderson. The president. In thanking the by th flood( but that Bormal conditions delegates, eulogised Bwlss-Americans as soldiers and cltlsens. He first outlined his well known views on. good citizenship, and said; ."A great nation cannot play a small part, a' little nation cannot play it with self-respect..' A . big nation cannot We have got to, play a big part All we can decide is whether we will play It well or 111, and I know you too well to hesitate as to what you ..will de- clde." , . '., . .. .! , -- The president urged his audience to "see to it that there is no let up In the building and maintaining of a flrsf-class navy, by the United States." FLOODS REACH TURNING POINT (Continued from First Page.) hanA to Dermlt the relief committees and the municipal officers to fee easy-Over: the outlook. Provisions from outside will be cordially welcomed and, while there is no dire neces- slty, there Is urgent neea. ine transpor- tauon " - limited that not much freight can be brought In at a time and there is danger ii m Miti a th rtraaa n r tlvnak oral a I that the demand may. overrun the supply inai " ' ,. ,. j ,-jh un ess the stock on hand Is speedily re- nlenlshed from outside.:.," ' ' I Two men lost their lives toaay wnue en- , . ,w.. i, v..n deavorlng to save others. , Joseph. Keenun was drowned while endeavoring to t-escu some people from the. AdKtns house in .v.. TTni, ... B . . . fl- tlon. and Edward Brooks lost his lire in Liberty street, where his skiff Waoyer- turned by an eddy while he was endeav- turucu uj J . ... lTnion avenue, iuuib ..... onng to get anoimr iu... - Ing. A number of bodies were seen float- ing down the stream, but-, are believed to be those of persons drowned further up the Kaw, probably at North Topeka. Fully fifty people were brought ' to tne Twelfth street viaduct. during th day by boatmen. Non of them had. been in great danger, but all had remained In buildings until weary of the connnement ana naa then aicnaled for assistance. Many people are still in the warehouses and office tjutld- (mm and will remain there until, tne nooa subsides. They are entirely safe and fairly comfortable. Buildings Settle Evenly. hohllltv nf much mere ' "" r ," ,,, greater financial damage than hw already been done. Tnere nave -"'V" of the settling o iarn . no esaie aisirici, uu ww -.t settled in a remarKaoiy even an expert examination will be required to prove that they are in a oangerou. - dltlon. Observer Connor of the Weather Bureau said at o'clock: The Missouri river haa remained, sta- tlonary. It Is still at tnirty-nve i .. where It was all day yesteraay. .ine mw is falling steadily, and I think that the Missouri will begin to decline tomorrow. I ba ab)6 to brinK in ample supplies from this Light rains have been falling in central j time on. The atock of meats In tha pack and western Kansas, but they are not I ng houses, most of which can be taken Out heavy enough to affect th water stag on way or the other." J The cloae of another day brought only another night of wretchedness to the thou- and ot refugee at Kansas City, Kan. Without water, aav for urgent needs, without beds, with th upper part of th town unable to house In any comfort the horde of refugees, the night bids fair to be merely a repetition of others since the coming of the flood. The wretchedness, however, Is more men- t.i than nhvslcal. although the dlscom- forts due to hording large bodies of people in buildings not built for the purpose, and trying to feed an army without a com- mlssary department ar many. aii Leavenwortn, to m oonn um uoiy way by which the suburb caa b entered with stores. Is the spot to which all eyes turn constantly in hop. Rations sufficient to last several days. If carefully economised, were brought In during th day. and ad ditlonal bedding, clothing, medicine and other supplies are expected within th next twenty-four hour. Much mental discomfort exists because ot the separation of member of families who had barely tlm to escape from the flood. Since Sunday fathers, mothers, wives, husbanda, brothers and sisters have visited every part of town. particularly th place of publio refuge.' .looking for other members of their (amlUaa. la their agitated state of mind the worst has al ways been heard, but In the great majority of cases the ceaseless .searching has re sulted . In . th reuniting of families. To night It was not uncommon to hear men and women making inquiries for friends and relatives. It Is hard to make the dis traught ones realise that It la not at all unlikely that If the missing ones ar not on the Kansas side, they are on the other, and much better off there. Much good la being done by the cool beads, who In sistently discredit sensational stories of loss of life, thus calming those who fear themselves bereft. The Swift company chartered the steam jr Columbia today and has a large force at the Fowler plant taking meat to the Kan sas side. Men ware also-sent to the Seventh street viaduct and from there taken to Swift's Armourdsle plant. Hundreds of able-bodied men volunteered to work, and much of the vast stores of meat In the packing houses will be saved. . . . , , Steamer from Other Side. A steamer arrived from Kansas ' City. Kan., tonight and was crowded with tv'mnle manv of whom llvo nr ,j v I umPBPa nn th . ,. M?sle8e1 on tne Kansas side since Satur- Something like order was brnnvht - rnt of chao- .. , tha ,... . hio.iki - ' r' V ' food as was at hand. With the sup- ply running short. It became apparent that the distribution must be systematic, arid a central station for that purpose was opened at 608 Minnesota avenue. From there the food Is sent In proper proportions to the various schools, churches and other camps, of refugees. A temporary hos pltal, with medical attendants, has been established. Farmers sold garden truck In the streets during the day and 900 sides of beef were received from Swift's packing bouse. This Is the total number of beeves saved at that plant. Merchants of Kansas City, Kan., have bought up large quantities , of supplies. which will be shipped Into the suburbs -as fast as possible over the only line of road open the electrlo road from Leavenworth, Kan. Street cars In the suburbs began to run after a fashion this morning with power furnished by the dynamos at Leav enworth. The lack of gas Is severely felt and o'l Is scarce, Fly . Distress Flairs. Flags of distress from partly Inundated buildings In Armourdale could be seen from Kansas City, Kan., during the day, and a number of. rescues were effected. The day brought to light: no facts on which to base even an approximation of the number of deaths In the flood. Pos- gu e8tImates made from this .. . . are valueless, as some of the bodies may have floated down the Kaw from Topeka, the same bodies drifting In the ever changing eddies of 'the flood, may have been counted several tunes and It is not at all certain that observers have-not in some cases mistaken nartlnllv' iiihniArriiH wreckage for bodles. That lB th arf.tJ. will prevail as soon as the rivers shall recede. ... . . '.' Mayor. James A. Reed of Kansas City, Mo., ald this evening: '- "Of course, the personal suffering " Is great and there probably will be some In dividual sufferers, imt the great money loss comes upon associations that will not be crippled by the blow and this loss will not affect the general prosperity, sl the city, ,In Wrtx.days It will be Iwrd to, sreaUsa, that there has been such a flood,.", : jt F, , RlchardBon. ..president .ot, the" Com merclal club,, said: , .. j"f , . - ; "When the river recedes so that th city Lean be supplied with water for. commer cial, domestic and fire purposes, all actlvl ties will proceed as usual." A committee appointed by the Commer clal club of Kansas City, Mo., early today to ascertain the conditions of the present food supply made Its report this evening. Tht" report was so Imperative that Mayor Reed, after consultation with the relief committee, wired the following reply to ""era oi aia Food Supply Sufficient. i am directed by the committee of th Commercial club to say that the committee this morning anticipated that there might u "nuruige, owing io mi raiiroaa communication being seriously Impaired Bn(1 th. of lnablntv to -each' the usual sources of supply. " ui we win huh io secure enough food supplies. Our packing houaes are ow beglnnK t0 get meat by boata and otherwise from their plants. Our business men and citizens generally have subscribed very liberally and we confl- , . - . , i . L umiwjr iiuue iu uv nui iu tuny uireb viiw Bttlmton. The people of Kansas City will always gratefully remember the many tenders of assistance from various parts nf tha. nAiinlrv nil nf which hAVA htften thankfully declined. (Signed) . JAMES A. REED, Mayor. This was endorsed by J. P. Richardson, president, and E. M. Clendenlng, secretary of the Commercial club. Conditions on the railroads running out I of Kansas City were not as good today as I yecterday. The one available outlet to the cast the Santa Fe bridge at Sibley, MaT was pronounced unsafe last night ana no I trains went out and no effort waa made to establish service In that direction this morning. While the bridge itself is in I good condition, the approaches to it are I deemed unsafe. The Santa e started a train for California at 11 o clook. It ran ver ln "KU ol ln" r-acinc io Osowattomle. thence to go up to Ottawa, lhere Banta Fe and ao on to California, if nossl ble. Tha Missouri PaclHc west la dotna- i ,-n ii ,,in. ,...m.j k... ... Bde of th,8 ne and ,hs .co and the MlB80urli Kanaaa & Texil, t0 the nutti and east- thera ,a practically nothing doing. Unofficial weather gauges In the Union d t ahowea m faU of aDout lx lnchea I during the night and the official report Is atatlonary, the water being thirty-five feet at I a. m, The danger of a fnmlne has passed and the iaiiroads ar confident that they will I n boats, proves to be greater than at first I supposed, and ther Is no doubt that there I is sufficient meat to sustain the city tor I a week, even if nothing Is brought in from outside. There la a greater scarcity of food in Kansas City, Kan., but with the opening ot tb electric line from Leavenworth it is thought that there will be no distress of an acute description I Superintendent Goodwin of the ' water j worka department announced thla morning mat me water auppiy wouia oe restored "7 nignwau. n no. inw m pump ana bo'ler center of Allen street, and Is running a supply pipe Into a twenty-inch wain leading to the Holly street reservoir, This, b says, he can fill by night giving I nrovldlna water for sanitary Durnoaea. Cable Line Reaante service. All th cabl car lines hav resumed and I ar running as usual. The power plant of I the electric lines is under water and these - 1 road will not be able to run until th I Water subsides. I ; Th first malls from th west hav come I In, on lat last night and another from I Wichita thla morning. Nothing haa come yet from the flooded district around Topeka I and Lawranc and It 1 not likely that any will arrive for several days after th water subsides. About two carloads ot second, third and fourth-class mall matter hav been lost in th freight yards. The water U now about tv fast abev tb bet- toms of the mall ears and running strongly. It may be possible to dry out th mail after Its recovery, but at present Superintendent Taft of the railway service classes that mall among the lost article. Th financial damage la estimated by prominent business men at anywhere be tween 110.000,000 and 125,000,000 In this city alone, but ther is no method of determin ing thla with any accuracy. One man's guess Is aa good aa another's. lialldlna; May (ramble, Th great danger now is the crumbling of brick buildings and this has begun In some quarters where old buildings are standing. Here and ther th corner of a brick struc ture has gone down,""but there ha been no general collapse as yet of any large build ing. All through th freight yards num bers of cars ar being loosened from their trucks and ar floating down stream. When swept along by the current they make a high-class battering ram and the' front of any fcullding that' receives many shocks from them is bound to suffer material damage. The gas company has announced that It hoped to restore the supply of gas during the day, but It falleVl this morning to make good Its promise to supply sufficient gas for cooking purposes. Nine-tenths of the Kan sas City households use gas for cooking and the result waa that the great majority of breakfasts were cold. The gas company hope for better luck by night A mild type of martial law was in force last 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 midnight waa compelled to give an account of himself. At t o'clock this morning the Kaw river was falling slowly but steadily. All through the wholesale district tha 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' waa about clx inches. ' ' ' No Farther Loss of Life. At noon today it was announced by the police engaged in relief work in the east bottoms that all the people who had been Imprisoned in houses had been rescued and that ther was no chance ot any further loss of life. Th story yesterday of fifty Belgians drowned In the east bottoms shrunk this morning to five Belgians and they were not drowned. They were penned up In the Alliance elevator, - where, with a keg of beer and a pig which they had saved from drowning and promptly slaughtered, they mad themselves comfortable until the po lice rescued them late last night. ' The water in the east bottoms this morn ing had fallen ah inch and there Is likeli hood Of great damage In that section. The police upon the trestle of the elevated railway In the west bottoms counted eight dead bodies floating past, and the bodies of three other can be seen caught In the treea at the north end of the Hannibal bridge at what was formerly Harlem. rnese Domes- evidently are of persons drowned at some point west' of Kansas City, perhaps Topeka, and have floated east down the Kansas river. ' Joseph L. Keenan, a' 'policeman, was drowned In the west '"bottoms here at I o'clock today while "trying ' to rescue two men from the Adam's house, a hotel on Union avenue, across from the Union depot LAWRENCE, KaA'.!'' 'June I. The river here la falling. No loss of life Is reported at this point and ho serious suffering Is be ing eyperienoed- by the homeless. It Is be lieved all In thefloqd6d district will have been removed to places of safety before nightfall. REVIEW OF -TOPEKA FLOOD Kaown Penal Knm'tker Forty-Eight, Distress Is Great, bat Water is , . s Vntckly Receding. TOPEKA, Kan.. June 1 The flood situ ation tn Topeka tonight may be surnmar ised as follows: ' Known dead, forty-eight. River fallen three feet and now receding at the rate of two Inches an hour. Distress will be great among tha re fugces. Governor Bailey issues a proclamation calling for help for flood sufferers of the state. Fifty deputy sheriffs armed with Win chesters go to North Topeka to protect property, with orders to shoot looters whenever they are caught stealing. Oovernor Bailey's proclamation calling for outside aid was decided upon at a mass meeting today, when th governor was re quested to Issue the call. It was decided to make thla a general appeal for the peo pie all along the flooded districts ot the state, as well as those In Topeka. The plan is to make Topeka the head quarters and to distribute the aid from her to the other parts of the state. Ther will be thla general appeal made, an appeal through the fraternal organisations and other appeals through, .various societies. A meeting of the . representative people of North . Topeka who ar now on th south side was held today to arrange for systematic protection of their property In North Topeka. Immediately after the meeting . a large number of armed men left in boats for the north side, where they will guard property. The river tonight la three feet below high water mark. The water, has receded on Kansas avenue , to the . platform of tb Rock Island depot a distance of 200 feet It is the opinion of experts that th river will go down rapidly from now on. The Blue, the Republican end the Solomon hav spent their force and the volume of water spread over the Kaw bottoms will hunt Its channel quickly. - The situation In th flood stricken dls trlcts is better than it. has yet been, for the reason that fewer people are marooned In houses, in treea and on Islands. Nobody Is now clinging to trees. Those who had to cling were either rescued or dropped into th river. Tonight not to exceed 400 people are in North Topeka. The work of taking , them out began at an early hour today. There is no way of getting at th amount of damage done by . th flood in Topeka and vicinity. The damage may reach 12, 000,000. It may go beyond that and it mn be mucn less, crops In the Kansas bot torn ar destroyed. . This makes an enor mous loss to farmers. Oovernor Bailey tonight will communl cat with the federal authorities and hopes ne win nave no trouble In securing the use of whatever tents ar needed. Mara Improvement at Topeka. The Commercial club haa voted to ask outside aid for the sufferers. Yesterday the club voted that no aid from, outside would be accepted, but the distress of th people today is so great that th community can not provide for all, and so th charity of the country 1 appealed to. Thla aation was taken after an address by Oovernor Bailey, who has Just returned to the city from Mound City, where he has been waterbound alnoe laat Thursday. Th governor point out to the club tb neceasi tie of th suffering people and the Ina blllty 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 th town peopl and It char itable organisations, he saw his duty clearly, and be would thla afternoon Issue a proclamation calling upon the charitable people of the country to send aid In the form of money. Tha flood situation kr today la ma- lerlally better. The Kansas river fell urlng the night at the rste of an Inch an hour. The standard gauge measurement this morning showed a twenty-seven-lnrh fall from the highest point on Sunday. It Is safe to say that all those marooned In trees and flooded houses av now been removed to places of safety. At the Sardou brldfte alone oer 210 Wero landed last night. Th 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 lows of life when the waters have Anally receded. It Is be lieved that several persons were drowned and that their bodies have floated sway. The Work cf relief went on through the night and has been systematized. The greatest fear now In Topeka Is an epi demic of diseases. At relief depots where refugees are huddled together several per sons suffering with contagious diseases were removed to the hospitals as rapidly s possible. The absence of good drinking water la another disease-breeder. ST. LOUIS AWAITS ITS FATE Rivers Are Past Rlslna: and Have Gone Above the Danger Point. ST. LOUIS. June 2. Thirty feet, the anger point, was reached today and passed by the flood that is coming down the Mississippi river. The river continues to rise rapidly and a point considerably higher than tMlrty-four feet, which Weather Forecaster Bowie had predicted would be reached by Thursday or Friday, will be an accomplished fact. The crest Of the flood from the Kansas and Missouri rivers is yet ti come and when It shall reach here and find hut mentation from the high water In the Mississippi, some loss of life Is feared and destruction to property must ensue. Tonight Weather Forecaster Bowie is sued the following: . 'Present Indications point to thirty-two feet on the 8t, Louis gauge Wednesday nd thirty-four feit during Thursday and Friday. It Is impossible to estimate the ffect of a thlrty-flve-foot stage at Kansns City, but it is apparent that the thirty-four-foot stage will be exceeded at St. Louis. Measures to protect property sub- Joct to damage from a stage of fhirty-flve feet by Saturday or Sunday should be taken." The first loss of life attending the flood In this vicinity was reported today In the drowning of Mrs. William Schmidt and her two children In an attempt to escape on a flatboat from Catfish Inland in the Mis souri river, seven miles southwest of St. Charles. Schmidt and his family of four were compelled to abandon their home on the Island early this morning and loaded part of their household goods onto the small boat on which they depended for safety. In midstream the boat capsized and Schmidt waa able to save only one of Is children. The effect of the flood already Is being felt here, as well as further up both the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. No real danger has resulted here yet. but the high stage predicted will cause considerable lofs here and on the east side, in East St. Louis and the hamlets lying In the bot toms along the Mississippi up as far north as Alton. A higher stage of water will be disas trous to the railroad and other business Interests on the -east side aa well as resi dents, many of whom have already been compelled to move to higher ground. In some places between here and Alton the river Is five to seven miles wide, covering thousands of acres of farm land , In the great American .bottoms on the east side, destroying crops and driving cut the farm ers. The greatest ' damage yet reported Is at Missouri Point, at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi river, where sev eral hundred farmers and their families b-.ve been driven from their fertile lands by (he high water. Still greater damage in this section is feared during the coming rise. All trains from the west and south west are arriving from three to six hours late and it is expected that this delay will be overcome within the next twenty-four hours. The departing time Is unchanged, but trafflo is Impeded in the vicinity of Kansas City and the southwestern part of th statei None of the trains between St. Louis and interior Missouri ;;olnts are as yet affected by the flood. The lowlands on the Illinois side of the Mississippi river from Oabaret Island to East St. Louis are covered with water and the Tri-Cities, Oranlte City, Venice and Madison and the smaller Villages in that vicinity are threatened from the fiont and rear with the muddy water. The river has risen to such a stage at Alton, 111., that steamers can pull near the Chicago, Peoria & St. Louie right ot way and run their gang planks on tho tracks to unload freight The approach to the Burlington bridge Is being washed away. Two thousand sacks of sand have been piled in front of the weakened spot and a watch to prevent further damage la being maintained. Altonlan, a ferryboat, and dozens of small craft hav been saving the household effects and cattle of flood victims. Hun dreds of head of cattle have been rescued. Two feet more rise and the Alton Glass worka will suspend, aa the fires In the boiler will be extinguished. A suspension will enforce the idleness of 4,500 men. TRAIN IS LOST TO SIGHT Bnrllnctnn's No. 3, Chicago to Kansas City, la Reported to Be Mys ' terlonsly Missing. KANSAS City. June S. The Journal to morrow will aays: Chicago. Burlington & Quincy passenger train No. 8, from Chi cago to Kansas City, due her at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon, has been lost track of. It is not deemed possible, nor Is the thought entertained by tha railroad offi cials, that the train has run into tha flood. Nevertheless, General Agent Harmon was notified yesterday from the Chicago offices of the extraordinary occurrence and Su perintendent Mulhern was urged to exer cise every possible effort to locate the miss ing train and relieve its passengers at all cost and haiard. The tug John Lents was chartered and a voyage made down the Missouri river to Birmingham. Nothing was to be seen of the train. Men have been started on horse back to Liberty with orders to keep a close aa possible to the track and to care fully investigate what is known to be a great washout two miles east of Birming ham. The possibilities of the train having tum bled Into th washout ar remote to a degree, because many people ar constantly going along th railroad routes and they would hav seen some parte of the wreck age. Th water I thlrty-fiv feet deep, however. To Aid Starving Soldiers. LEAVENWORTH. Kan.. June I. Two companies of engineers left this morning for St. Mary's, Kan., to rescue the heavy artillerymen who ar encamped at that place and starving because of th floods which hav completely surrounded th men and forced them to flee to the hills. Two companies, A and C. In command of Cap tain Rees. left thia city early this morning with ample provision trains and their pon toons, which will be used In crossing the streams. The latter are taken as far as possible by rail, where the men will trans- port them further by means ef jnula train especially carried for that purpose. Th troops will be forced to make th trip afoot or mounted because of difficulty In getting trains through and the necessity of haste. Scanty reports received at the post from the place where the battery is encamped show that the condition there Is truly critical. Th only nourishment tha troops hav had for several days consisted of chewing their leathers and drinking the muddy flood water. It will take the en gineers three days, at tho least, to reach their comrades, even though the marches will be forced. This afternoon two companies of .n fantry were also sent to Kansas City, Kan., where mob rule seems to hold sway. The government has sent a largo amount of tenting and other government supplies to the sufferers and It was deemed expe dient to send the troops to guard this property as well as to preserve order. Mayor Gilbert of Kansas City, Kan., naked for the troops. The troops were carried down this afternoon over the Kan sas City Northwestern railway, which Is now In operation. RAILROAD BRIDGE GOES DOWN Mlssonrl rnrlfle Mrnetnre at Kansas City, Kansas, Collapses Inder Flood Preasnre. KANSAS CITY, June 3.-A dispatch from Kansas City. Kan., say?: It Is reported that the Missouri Pacific bridge has gone down. A treat crash was heard In that direction and It looks as though one span has fallen. The bells on the switch engines standing on the bridge can be heard ring ing and men are coming for help. The report Is verified by firemen at No. 4 sta tion. There were seventeen dead engines, but no men, on the Missouri Pacific bridge, and there was no loss of life in any event. It Is impossible to verify the report of nn accident at the bridge tonight. TRAIN SERVICE RESUMED Rnrk inland Road Again Haa Cars Hnnnlna- Between Omaha and Denver. CHICAGO. June 2 The Rock Island com pany haa succeeded in opening its line be tween Chicago, Des Moines and Omaha, resuming regular servh.-e between those points. The li) p. m. train tonight will go through to Denver from Omaha on the Union I'ficlflc. On the southwest division service has been resumed as far ns Wash ington and Oskaloos.i, la. M. Joseph fiends Bonis. ST. JOSEPH. Mo.. June 2. A relief train comprising locomotives, caboose nnd flat car, the latter laden with boats to be used In the relief of flood sufffrers at Kansas City, left St. Joseph today southbound. It wns able to get us far as Weston, thirty miles south of tho city, where the party unloaded tho boats and took to the river. The remainder of the trip will be made by water. It is expected that the party will arrive In Kansas City tonight. On the flat ear were loaded twenty-five boats and a launch which will be in charge of H. Lund and J. B. Robblns, old Lake Michigan captains. The Missouri river has been atatlonary at this point during the last twenty-four hours. They Pass Leavenn-orth. LEAVENWORTH, Kan.. June 2.-At noon today a party of fifteen mon from St. Joseph arrived here on their way to Kan saa City for relief. The party had with the.m thirty boats and a gasoline launch. The launch which Is owned by lit. Barck ley, Qas a capacity tor forty persons. The boats were loaded on cars at ' St. Joseph Monday night and after their arrival at Weston the party embarked on the voyage down stream, arriving here at noon today. After pulling the boats over the terminal bridge they continued their 'ojrney to Kansas City. Kan., where they will report to Captain Zimmer.' DauiUKe About Carrollton. CARROLLTON, Mo., June 2.-The Mis souri river is spr.adlng all over the lower land on the southern edgo of Carrollton county and already tens of thousands of acres of wheat and corn are under water. Dozena of boats havo been scouring the flooded district today and hundreds of peo ple have been rescued from their homts. Wakenda, seven miles east of here, Is In a pitiable condition. Eight feet of water is backed up against the Wabash embank ment and if a rise of a few Inches more comes the entire town will be under water. The Wabash tiack eight milea east of here is washed out and the Santa Fe Is unable to run trains west from Carrollton. At Other Missouri Points. MARSHALL, Mo.. Juno 2. At Miami the river is rising at the rate of one inch an hour and is within a few inches of the 1881 high water mark. Tho bottom lands on both sides of tho river are under water, but people living in the bottoms have suc ceeded in getting most of their stock out. WAVERLY, Mo., June 2. Tho Missouri river at this place Is ten miles wldo and rising about one inch an hour. All bottom lands are covered with from two to ton feet of water and are about depopulated. The city Is overrun with refugees. 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