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out THE RELIABLE *akiNs POWDER Absolutely-Pure 7XCRE IS NO SUBSTITUTE CONDITIONS IMPROVING RIVERS IN FLOODED SECTIONS OF KANSAS AND IOWA SUB- SIDING SLOWLY. riHANdAL LOSS SIMPLY APPALLING FROM TEN TO TWENTY-FIVE MIL LIONS DAMAGE IN KANSAS CITY ALONE. Kansas City, June 3.—There Is a de cided improvement in the situation here and there is a general feeling that Kansas City has seen the worst of the flood. Unofficial weather gauges In the Union depot showed a fall of aliout six inches during the night and the official report la stationary, the water being 33 feet at 6 a. m. The danger of a famine has passed ftnd the railroads are confident that they will be able to bring in ample supplies from this time on. The stock of meats In the packinghouses, most of which can be taken out in boats, proves to be greater than at first sup posed, and there is no doubt that there Is sufficient meat to sustain the city for a week, even if nothing is brought in from outside. There is a greater scarcity of food in Kansas City, Kan., but with the opening of the electric line from Leavenworth it is thought that there will be no distress of an ftcute description. Superintendent Goodwin of the wa terworks department announced dur ing the morning ihat he believed the Water supply would be in a measure restored by nightfall. All the cable car lines have resumed and are run ning as usual. The power plant of the electric lines is under water and these roads will not bo able to run until the water subsides. Financial Loss Is immense. The financial damage is estimated by prominent business men at any where between $10,uuo,000 and $25, 000,000 in this city alone, but there is no method of determining this with any accuracy. One man's guess is as good as another's. The great danger now is the crumbling of brick build ings and this has begun in some quar ters where old buildings are standing. Here and there the corner of a brick Structure has gone down, but there bas been no general collapse as yet of any large building. All through the freight yarda numbers of cars are be ing loosened from their trucks and are floating down stream. When swept along by the current they raalce a high Class battering ram and the front of any building 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 failed to Snake good the promise to supply suf ficient gas for cooking purposes. Nine tenths of the Kansas City households Use gas for cooking and the result was that the great majority of breakfasts Were cold. A mild type of martial law was in force during the night. Soldiers weie Stationed all over the business portion Of the city and while no attempt was made to keep people off the streets anybody walking abroad after mid night was compelled to give an ac count of himself. .WATER CONTINUES TO PA&-L. Situation at Des Moines Still Disheart ening, However. Des Moines, June 3.—The flood sit uation in Des Moines Is still disheart ening. although the water continues to fall rapidly. The wide territory that was flooded presents a sad picture. Men and wo men who have anxiously watched for fy the water to go down wander over the muddy streets to the houses which bad been homes. As each one looked through the door of his home an ex pression of an almost abandoned hope passed over his countenance. There, Within the ruins, furniture was scat tered about ihe rooms, mud covered I the carpets and the walls were coated With a dirty slime. Many are planning to remove out tf these places. The walls are damp a»d every effort will be put forth by the committees in the HelU U» see that they are dried as rapidly as pos- fcibie, for .sickness, it is -ared, may come if people are allowed to occupy them in their present condition. Train service here on the main lines Is once mo.e nearly normal. At Ottumwa the water has begun to de cline, but it 1b still rising between Keosauqua and Keokuk. Water floats through the main streets of Ottumwa, four miles of the main line of the Ihulington tracks are under water, the light and water plants aie shut |own and business is piostrated. At fJentonsport, Farmington and Bona |»arte great damage has been wrought fcy the flood and half of the towns are fender water. But it is near the mouth Of the river, at Keokuk, that conditions are the worst. The situation is ap palling. STREAMS ON A RAMPAGE. Northern Pacific Tracks Near Ida., in Danger. Missoula, Mont., June 3.—Tha melt ing snows in the Coeur d'Alene moun tains are causing a rampage of all Btreams. The tracks of the Northern Ifacific are in danger near Hope, Ida., Rher« the waters are up to the rails. The snowfall in the Coeur d'Alene last winter was the heaviest in the history of the region and disastrous floods are feared. Preparing for Floods. Victoria, 11. C., June 3.—Fearing a recurrence of the floods on the Frazer this summer the Dominion government baa instructed Local Meteorologist Reed to install a series of lookout Stations on the Frazer to give tele graphic warnings. DANGER LINK REACHCD. Mississippi River at St. Louis Contin ues to Rise. St. Louis, June 3.—The Mississippi river has risen to thirty feet, the dan ger line, at St. Louis, and continues to rise at the rate of more than two feet a day. Indications are that the thirty-four-foot stage at St. Louis, pre dicted by the signal service bureau for Thursday night or Friday morning, will be exceeded. A thirty-four-foot stage at St. Louis means immense loss. Should the river go higher a paralysis of many of the great industries on the Illinois side from Alton to East St. Louis will follow. Already tens of thousands of acres of soil, the moat productive In the Mid dle West, on the Missouri and Illinois sides, are under water north of here. In the past twenty-four hours hun dreds of thousands of dollars have been lost to Missouri and Illinois farm ers through ruined crops. The crest of the Missouri has not yet reached the Mississippi and yet the Missouri is pouring into the Missis sippi with such force as to make a great lake of floating stationary drift wood just north of the confluence of these great water courses. RATIONS FOR REFUGEES. Commandant at Fort Leavenworth Aids Destitute. Washington, June 3.—Adjutant Gen eral Corbin has received the following dispatch from Colonel Minor, com manding at Fort Leavenworth: "Issued 10,000 rations to Kansas City, Kan. Need was imperative. Ask to have action approved. Rations for this command up to 20th here. Be lieve when we can get to the country to the west of us it will be destitute of food. Advise shipping rations heie as central point to meet this demand. Two companies of engineers and pon toon train are in readiness to be sent west. Believe they might be of use at Lawrence." The department has taken no action yet upon Colonel Miner's recommen dation for concentration of supplies at Fort Leavenworth. Bottom Lands Inuntfated. Lexington, Mo., June 3.—The Mis souri river here is still rising and is within six inches of the high water mark of 1881. Fifty square miles of bottom land opposite here is covered. Houses and bains aie floating down the river. The government steamer Atlanta has removed many flood suffer ers from the lowlands here. MISSING SEVEN MONTHS. Body of Superintendent Egan Found in Montana. Helton, Mont., June 3.—The body of I'.enjnmiu F. Egan, superintendent of the Kalispell division of the Great Northern railway, who disappeared while on a hunting trip last Novem ber, was found during the day near Lake Five and only a short distance from where he was last seen alive. The remains were so badly decom posed that it will be difficult to deter mine whether death resulted from ex posure or whether the superintendent was disabled by an accident. It Is believed from the general circum stances and the character of the loca tion where the body was found that Mr. Egan was attempting to find his way to the railway track and that he walked parallel to the track instead of toward it. Mr. Egan's life was heavily insured and he also carried a large amount of accident insurance. Burglars Fire a Wire Plant. Pittsburg. June 3.—Burglars broke toto the offices of KHld Bros. & Burgh jrs' stiel wire mill at MclCees ltocks. •Ja.. early in the morning and finding nothing of value after dynamiting the safe tet fire to the plant. The main building, a long frame structure, was completely destroyed, entailing a loss of about |50,000. Chinese Rebels Capture Towns. Hongkong, June 3.—The French consul reports that the insurgents In Yunnan provime have captured the towns of Chepingchau and Homichau. Communication between Xiuuuiafu and Tonquiu is cuL LIABILITIES ARE HEAVY A. E. AMES A CO., TORONTO BANK ER8 AND BROKERS, FORCED TO CLOSE DOORS. CAMBIUM STOCKS TAKE MS TtfltttE TWIN CITY RAPID TRANSIT AND SOO CONSPICUOUS LEAD IN THE DECLINE. Toronto, Ont., June 3.—A. E. And & Co., bankers and brokers, closed their doors at noon. On a wlndowr was posted the following: "Owing to the continuous severe de cline In the securities market we have found it necessary to suspeni 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 of the firm are hard to get at, but rough estimates of them show as follows: To depositors in the savings bask branch, about $200,000. No estimate can be given of liabili ties to clients whose stocks were be ing carried on margins, but they will be hundreds of thousands of dollars. To bankers and financial institu tions on stocks the liabilities, it is ex pected, will reach $10,000,000. Liabilities under this head are se cured by the stock plus the margins, so that there is no possibility of loss to the lenders unless all stock values disappear. Ames is the son-in-law of Senator Cox, one of the wealthiest men in Canada. Cox is a director of the Do minion Coal company, in which Ames & Co. are said to have been trading heavily. NORTHWESTERN STOCKS DROP. Greatly Affected by the Failure #f Ames & Co. New York, June 3.—The panic In Montreal was reflected in the New York stock market only in such stocks as are traded In on Montreal account, which are known as the Canadian group in New York. An extreme de cline of over 13 points in Twin City Rapid Transit was the most conspicu ous Instance, but Canadian Pacific, the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie stocks and Detroit United Railway were down from 1% to 5V4- The general market here was little affected and the result was to intimi date the bears, who covered their short contracts generally and turned the market strong. The Canadian stocks made effective rallies later in the day. CAUSED A WILD PANIC. Priees en Montreal Exchange Make New Low Record. Montreal, June 3.—The worst panic in the history of the Montreal stock market was caused by the announce ment of the failure of A. E. Ames & Co. of Toronto. Prices declined to the lowest level of the year. Canadian List Demoralized. Boston, June 3.—News of the faifwe of A. E. Ames & Co. threw the Cana* dian stocks listed on the Boston Stock Exchange into complete demoraliza tion. Dominion Coal fell from 85 to 50. Dominion Iron and Steel, which opened at 13%. touched 12%, a new low record, but rallied to 14 after de» dining. Canadian Pacific fell 3 to na%. HOPE -CMP MERGER OFFICIALS. Decision Depends on Interpretation of Single Clause. New York, June 3.—One of the offi cials of the Northern Securities com pany said during the day that, vvhila there has been no material change? in the merger ase as it will be taken up on appeal, lawyers for the company are more confident of winning their ease before the supreme court than they were before the circuit court of appeals. The line of argument before the su preme court will be substantially that employed before the lower court. The greatest fight will be made in interpreting the phrase "in restraint of trade," which, the company's law yers contend, means actual restraining of trade, contrasted with power to restrain, though that power may not be exercised. BRIEF BIT8 OF NEWS. Premier Prior of British Columbia has been dismissed from office by the lieutenant governor. Professor John F. Hicks, assistant botanist of the Ohio agricultural ex periment station, is dead from the ef fect of a pistol shot fired by an un known man. The British consul at Erzeroum m ports that an official estimate places the number of persons killed in the earthquake in the Van district of Asiatic Turkey at 860. It Is probable that the United States government will recognize the legal ity of President Castro's decree clos ing a number of ports in Venezuela now in the possession of the insur gents. The resignations of all but three members of the Erie (Pa.) police force have been accepted and the city is without police protection. The patrol men threatened to resign if their sal aries were not Increased $15 per mnoth v. ®hc JHabison IDoiln Cca&er. MADISON SOUTH DAKOTA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 1903. THE Kaufman Garments and Custom Tailoring are On a Par. No merchant tailor clothes that wear better, satisfaction. Look Judge Redwine then ordered the cases to the Mor&an county circuit court and trial set for June 23. This is Judge Kenner's court and is at West Liberty, seven miles from a railroad. ROOSEVELT IN IOWA. President Addresses Large Crowd at Secretary Shaw's Home. Council Bluffs, la., June 3.—The presidential train entered Iowa on schedule time at S:.r0 a. m. and was turned over by the Union Pacific to the Illinois Central railroad here with out incident. All on board were asleep. The train left for Denison, the home of Secretary Shaw, at 4:20 a. m. Denison, la., June 3.—During the early morning hours the president's train passed through much of the flooded district of Iowa. Extra pre cautions had been taken by the rail road authorities and the tracks over which the train passed were carefully watched and in some cases shored up. makes* them that look better or fit better. Each suit or overcoat lias that out of the ordinary look which immediately stamps it as the peer of any ready-to-wear gar ment manufactured. Tq wear a "Kaufman Garment" means comfort, style, economy and The ••Kaufman" overcoats are recognized everywhere as the highest order of tailor ing and draping. No other make of over coats give such universal satisfaction, and best of all the cost of these garments is very moderate. Ask to see the "Kauf man" Topscot. over at Ms. Kaufman LAWLESSNESS PREVAILS. Judge Rcdwine Grants Change of Venue in Feud Cases. Jackson, Ky.t June 3.—A change of venue has been granted in the cases of Jett and White to Morgan county and their trial set for June 23. Commonwealth Attorney Bryd intro duced the motion to change the trial of White and Jett for the murder of James Marcum and in the case against Jett for the murder of James Cockrell to another judicial district on the ground that there is such a state of lawlessness existing In Breathitt coun ty that a fair trial cannot be had in this district. Judge Redwine said that under this statute tha defendants have no right to be heard on the motion and he thought the motion should be granted. Fulton French, for the defense, in sisted on being heard and declared that the prisoners could have a fair trial here, but Judge Redwine refused to hear him further. Eras. s I G'rfner&Mll. Dray Line. 1,310,000,000E°TSf J&ore than all other beers combined* It has rightly earned the title "King of Bottled Beers. Orl«-rN BEST OUTFITS l|i TflE CITY. All kinds of Draying done promptly, also moving household goods. Piano & Safe floving a specialty. 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