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VOL YI NO 217. VfiOLE NUMBER 1887. lOLA, KANSAS, JUNE 24, i903—WEDNESDAY. SIX PAGES ...! I*RICE FIVE k ^ENTS HCKS PRESIDENT WRITES A LETTER TO ATTORNEY GENERAL , KNOX. TELLS TO HELP- HIM ASKS HIM TO APPOINT SPECIAL ASSISTANTS IN POSTOFF'CE CASES. Knox Appoints Two Attorneys to AS' sist'in the Prosecution of, thft Guilty Ones. Associated Press Dlspateh- Washington, June j24.—The president lias sent thQ following letter, dated June .22 ,to Attorney General Knox: "Sir: As you know charges in connection with the poslodlco:department are no\V being investigalod by Fourth Assistant Postmaster General Brlstow, who has had placed at his disposal by the postmaster general every re- soiirco of the department, including the services of Mr. Robb, ..whom.:you detailed from the department of -justice to the postofiice department im- mqdlately after the removal of Mr. Typer. As a result of this investisa- tion a riuraber of indictments have al ready been found and it is probable that other indictments will hereafter be asked for. There can be no grearar offense against the government than a break of trust on the part of a public official or the dishonest management of his office, and of course every effort m.ust be exerted to bring such offenderyj to punishment by the utmost rigor of the law^. The district attorney of the District of Columbia has faithfully and zealously seconded the efforts of'the postofflce -department in this. matter, bjit the amount of work ill the office is! such as to make it. difficult without neglecting other important public duties to devote all the time- necss- siry to the prosecution of these cas^s. I suggest, therefore, that if you cannot detail some of your present staff yop appoint special assistants in the postoffice ca.scs, not only to take I 'P the ca.scs in which indictments have been found or horeaftor may be found, but to examine into hll charges that have ^ been made against officials in the postal service, with a view to the ronioi'al and prosecution of all guilty men In the service and the prosecution, qf guilty men whetUer in ihp ser- ht.-re the cases are not statute of limitation"?, jrely yours, jTilEO. ROOSEVELT." Carrying out the I president's suggestion Mr. Knox has appointed Chas. J. Bonaparte, a special attorney to assist in the prosecutions, and Homer Conrad, former solicitor general, will be .tendered I a like appointment. vice or not. w barred l>y tJie "Since COAL CARS GOT AWAY FROM THE CREW AND ROLLED ONTO MAIN LINE, ^l^^ } - ' Frisco Passenger Train C|-ashed Into . Them—Engineer Killed; Fireman Seriously Hurt. Associated Press Dispatch. Fort Scott, Kan.; June 24.—Ffisco pass^ger train No. 302,'a fast ex^ press between _St. Louis and Wichita via Monett was wrecked in the Ciierry- vaie yards last night. Engineerl McKeon was killed. Fireman Foist, 61 Fort Scott, jumped and escaped wji 'i splous injuries, his head being! cut. The train was running at a good speed and crashed into two loaded coal civs that had gotten away from the crow and rolled out on the -main Jlne. The Iiasscnger engine telescoped two dead head baggage cars. None of the pa.s sengers was- seriously hurt. LiPTON IS HERE. Arrives on Oceanic and ^^c^.''''^ Invitation [to Dine at the White H6use. New York, June 24.— The liner 9ceanic with Sir Thomas Lipton and J -l 't'. ^Morgan on board, was sighted this morning. Later AjJjutant General CorUin, who met the ' liner with - a. yacht, half ati invitation to Sir t*iiomas1to take iuncheon at the White house Friday. ITHE WEATHER AssocMted Press r>Is]>atcb. Chidago, June 24.— Missouri and Ka n sa^—Showers tonight and Thurs day; variable wlnSs. TORPEOpEOMETGIIRTBilGK ViOLENCS MARKS ATTEMPT TO RUN TRAINS AT RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. Mob Assembled, Opening Fire, Wound ing a Militia Officer—Fire Not Returned. Associated Press Dispatch. Richmond, Va., June ^24.—thousand troops are under arms hero today and detachments arc distributed at various power houses and barns within the city limits. Each car run will carry four soldiers. While the troops wore attempting to move the first car from the cast end barns a mob assembled and torpedoed the track and Captain Skipwith of C company, Seventy-first regiment,, was shot in the leg. There was no return of tlic fire. More troops were hurried to the scene. HAIL SIX INCHES DEEP. A Heavy Storm Visited Vicinity of Phillipsburg, Inflicting Much Dam age to a Strip Three Miles Wide. Associated Press Dispatch. Phillipsburg, Kan., June 24.—A heavy rain and hail storm visited this section early this morning. Over an inch of rain fell and a strip of country three miles wide from this cfly west was greatly damaged by hail, the wheat being pounded into the ground. Drifts of hail six inches deep were found upon the streets this morning. 177 LIVES WERE LOST. Latest Estimate in the Heppner, Ort- gon. Disaster—Situation is Clearing up. •Heppner, Ore., June 24.—The clearing away of the debris eaused by the flood is progressing rapidly. The result of the organization of the work in a systematic manner is evident upon all sides and r,o<m all wreckage will have been removed. Only two buildings remain on Main street that were carried there by the waters, and the sfilimont that was deposited on the streets is being speedily removed. The sanitary conditions of tlie town ^t proscni are far better than had boon hoped for, but every i)rocaution is being taken to guard against any cpi- rlcmic. Dr. Smith, who represents the state ))oard of health, ordered alkali from the hills to Ije placed upon the streets and that work is now being accomplished. The city council has issued orders that no more dead bodies be brought into town without the consent of the coroner, but today the bodies of Mrs. Robert Morgan and Andrew Peterson were so well preserved that they were brought to the morgue anil prepared for burial. The missing bodies now number about thirty-five. Eleven bodies were found today, only four of which ^^•ere identified. They are: Mrs. Robert Morgan. Andrew Polcrson, Iva Ashbaugh, Mrs. S. McBride. The total number of lives lost is believed to be 177. The relief fund is rapidly growing, the aniount on hand being $26,000. Food, beds and clothing are coming in from almost every town In the Northwest. WANTED FREE ADMISSION. B^ause They Couldn't Get it a Mob of 300 Attacked a Circus at.San Juan, Porto Rico. A .S80cInted Press D !=patch. San Juan, P. R., June 24.—A mob c\f 100 at Coamo last night attacked -a circus because the manager refused to give them free admission. The em­ ployes defended themselves with guns until jthe police arrived and quelled the I disorder. Ten persons ;ere wounded and many arrests were made. : A LYNCHER ARRESTED. At Wilmington Charge of One ^an Is Held on Murder—Will Be Other Arrests. • Wilmington, June 24.— Arthur Cornwell, arrested last night on suspicion ofjbeing implicated In the IjTiching of George White, will be given his preliminary hearing on the charge of jnui;- ler as sobn as the state^ authorities cap malce the necessary'arrang^mcnts. It is said other arrests wJUifoUpv. 1 J KING FOREIGN DIPLOMATS AT BELGRADE GIVE HIM THE COLD : SHOULDER. KING IS ITJIIE GUPITIL RUSSIA AND AUSTRIA ONLY EXCEPTIONS TO DIPLOMATIC BOYCOTT. Notwithstanding This King's^ Reception ^y the People Was Marked by Genuine Enthusiasm. I par- tho As.^oclated Press Dispatch. Belgracio, June 24.—King Peter arrived-here this morning. He wa*! received with great enthusiasm. JTho ministers, governmdht officials, j*iges, municipal and miljtary authorities!and leading citizens were assembled on the platform of the railroad station, which was profusely decorated. The only foreign representatives who ticipated in the reception were Russian and ^Austrian ministers, with the members of their respective legations. A guard of honor, with a biri.l, saluted as King Peter descended from his car and greeted the cabinet ministers. The premier introduced the Russian minister to the king and the Russian minister presented the Austrian minister. A procession was formed and the king proceeded to the cathedral. The street^ were lined with troops and crowded with people, who had teen pouring into Belgrade from the provinces during the last two clays. After the celebration of mass,! which was attended with all the splendor of the eastern church, the king drove in state to the new palace. Although the king's entry was distinguished! by a diplomatic boycott, his reception by the people w^as everywhere marked by a heartiness which approached genuine enthusiasm, in which all 'classes participated. J LOOKS AS IF LEGISLATURE WOULDN'T ENACT THAT KIND OF A BILL. SMITH GIVES UP HIS FIGHT EXTRA SESSION WAS CALLED TO . ORDER AT TWO O'CL'OCK TODAY. Governor's. Message to Legislature Read—Bailey Recommends Enabling Act and Nothing More. IS HOPELESSLY BLIND NOTED EVANGELIST WILL NEVER SEE THE LIGHT AGAIN. Composed "The Ninety and Nine," "When the Mists Have Rolled Away" and Other Songs. Assnci.itfd ProHS Dl.=pntch. Ngw York. June 24.—Ira D. Sankey. is now hopelessly tovangelist. the blinii Ira D. Sankey is one of the most fam((us evangelists in the United States. Before the death of Dwight L. Moody, he spent a great deal of time with the latjer in his tours of the country. Mr. Sankey was born at Edinburgh, Pa., August 28, 1S40. He united with the M, E. church at Edinburgh atthe age of fifteen, and became choir leader, Sunday school superintendent and president of the Y. M. C. A. there. At Indianapolis during the Y. M. C. A. international convention in 1SS7 he met Dwight L. Moody and became asociated with him as a solo singer in evangelistic work in this country and abroad. Of late years he was also a lecturer. He gave to New Castle. Pa., a*s a free gift a Y. M.*C. A. and public library building, and he also gave a building site to the M. E. church there. He is the compiler of Gospel ^j-mns, and Sacred Songs and Solos, the latter published in 1873 in England, w^hich have had a circulation of over 50.000.000 copies. Ho also compiled "Winnowing Songs" for Sunday schools in 1890. Ho has composed many of the most popular gospel songs of his day. Including "The Ninety and Nirie." and "When the Mists Have Rolled Away," HELD UP SOCIETY MEN. Prominent Members of an Artillery Company In St. Louis Relieved of $250 by Lone Robber. St. Loials. June 24.— Three member? of Battery A, an attillery company which contains many ^of the well known society men of the city, were held up by a lone robber last night and suffered a loss of $250. She—Time wju heal the wound I've made in your h(3arL Pe_yes; buti you'll be mad at me if It dloe8.-^troit Free Press. Assocl.itod Press Dispatch. Topeka, Juno 24.—The special session of the legislature called by Governor Bailey to enact flood kglslation, convened this afternoon, enough of the members having arrived to insure a working quorum in both houses. ! The principal subject of contention will be whether a general relief bill Or local bills will he passed. There seem.s to be no doiil)t about the "enabling bridge act" law being quickly mad legal. It also is considered certain, from expressions of advance members here, that a charity bill of s»me na~ tnre will be passed. The best authorities differ as to the legality of such an action, but as one v<'cll known legisl.i- tor remarked this morning after view ing the ruins in North Topeka: "The crisis seems so great and the need .-.o pressing that relief will undoubtedly be granted and the courts can settle the legality of such action later." There is some difference of opinion also ov'er the qwestion of organizing the legislature. The majority think, however, that the old organization will stand. The legislators were shown over North Topeka's ruins by the Commercial club today before convening. Governor Bailey, in his message to the legislature, gays: "The floods wh>:-h recently swept over a portion of our fair state have createdAondi- tions unusual and extraordinary. TUte valley of the Kaw and its tributaries wliich but a short time ago gave prom- i .si; of rich liarve.sts have been devastated I)y tlio angry waters, villages and cities have boon inundated, homos Iiavo I)ocn ohliterafed and (he proi»- erty loss to the citizen.^ of our state is Ko vast that at this time its amount is but cynjocrturc. Bridges thai span- nod our rivers that arc fabsolutely necessary for the everyday transaction of business have, in many cases, been swept away and (^Ihors made i^npas- salil<>, making nocos.sary tlie expenditure of large amounts of money before the avqnuos of comniorco cap again be opono.I. Especially is this true in Wyandotte county, where the immense business between; Kans'as City. Kansas, and Kan.sas City. Mo., Is sus- jjcndod until the river ran again be bridged. While the conditions are perhaps most acute in Wyandotte county, yet the same situation obtains in several of the other counties. In some of the counties, those charged with the responsibility of repairing these great losses find thems()lvos helpless under the law to meet these unusual and extraordinary cpnditions and it Is for the purpose of giving such enabling legislation as i? necessary to meet these emergencies, caused by recent floods, that I have e.xercised the power vested in me by the constitution of our stale to convene the legislature in extra session. I regret very much that; tho exigencies of tho hour have impollod mo to this action at this unusually busy season of the year, but the legislation is n^essary giving the counties so desiring tho authority to use their credit to raise money to repair their losses can be passed In the few hours, and I trust the" great ca- lamityj that has come to us will ;not bo uiijized In an attempt to pass general legislation. "Assuring you of my highest personal regard and with tho earnest hope and belief that your acts dnring the present special session may prove beneficial to the w^holc people whose interests you ha,vc in charge. I plcdg.? you my hearty co-operation." Frederick Dumont Smith, whose re- Iicf|blll was printed yesterday, said early this afternoon that he had given up the fight for his measure. "'The house Is against it," he said. "The powers arc oppose^ to It,^ and that set- tes it. If a charity appropriation is defeated it may bo charged to politics and jho machine." Tlie 'sessldu was called to 6rder THE MIIRKETS TELEGRXPJI Associated Pr^ss Dispatch. Kansas Citjr. June 24.—Cattle—Re ceipts, 3,000, steady to 10 Ipwer. N& live'st6ers $3}75@5.10; cows and hevf- ers,- ?1.56@4.B5; stockers and feeders 12.50 @^.25; liulls, $3 .20 @4.25; calves, $2 .75@(J.50. [ , » Hogs^lG ,o4).. Fifteen to 20 lower. Heavy, |o.oO@^,.; packers, $ D .35@.55 medlqm, ?o .4 (ii660, light, ?oUo @5 .r >(li yorkers, $5.50(9^55; pigs, $o.25 @>10- • Sheep— 2 ,00t>, isteady. 'Mutton, i^.'JO @5.15; lambs!, j?4.15@6.75. Wheat—July, 71; Sept.. G7%; cash No. 2, hard. 7q@75; No. a, 70 (3 )72; No. 2, red, 74@7Cr No. 3, 70@73. Corn—July, I 4914 • Sept., .46@%; cash. No. 2, mi.xed, 53@54; No. white, u4 @i /4;| No. 3, 52@53»/A. Oats—No. 2, Rye—No. 2, white, 47. 70. Hay—Timothy, |13@13.50; $11® 12. Butter— Cro4mcry, 17(5)1!);" fancy, 17; eggs, fresh, 11%. Receipts ofJwhoat, 2 cars,' prairie. dairy. Chicago, June 24.—Cattle—25,000.; Native steers,! $4.2a@5.80; stockers and feeders, $304.75; cows and heifers, $1.C0@4.85. Hogs—52,000i Top, $G; bulk, $5 85 @95. • I Butter—Creainery, lCt^21; dairy, -loVjmS. Eggs, 12i^@]3%. Wheat-flulyj 70%; old. 80%; Sept., old. 77%; Dec, 77%. old. 77% @>^; 77%. Corn—June, jol; July, 5iyi; Sept., 50%; Dec, 49 ;i Slay, 48%, Oats—Juno, 41%; July, 41%; Sep., 34'/i@-%; Dec,J34y.!?i)%; May. 35%. Pork—July, $16.25? Sept., $1G.42%. Lard—July, $8.45; Sept., $8.57>,^; Oct., $8.50. I . St. Louis, June 24.—Cattle—5,500. Beef steers, $4.255.30; stockers and feeders, $3@4.50; cows and heifers, $2.25'^4.75. I . " ^ Hogs—10,500.! Pigs, light, $.'>.COg) SO; packers, ; $5.8«@90; butchers, ^90@G. Wheat—No. 2, red, cash elevator, track, 83; Jidy,!S2i^; Sept., 76%; No. 2. hard, 80ft 81 Corn—No. 2, leash, 53, track, 54 1/^; July, 51; Sept., {50. Oats—No. 2. |cash, 39; track,. 40@ 12; July, 39; S^pl., 34; No. 2, white. 45(?i)4G. oPrk—$1C.C5. j Lard, $8.05. Load—$4.02V-:,i future shipments. Spelter, $5..50, future .shipments. . promptly at 2 o'clock with a quorum of both bodies present. Speaker J.. T. ringle presided over the house and Lieutenant Governor Hanna over tlio Senate. The reading of the governor's message was the opening biisincss. BETRIIYED, DRUGGED, ROBBED EXPERIENCE OF A ST, LOUIS WO : MAN WHO LOST $7,000. She Has Caused Arrest of Charles Marco, of Chicago, Who is Married and Protests His Innocence. Chicago. June 24.—Lured from St. Louis to San Francisco by|a man who pretended to lovd her, then" drugged, robbed of $7,000! and abandoned, is the substance of a story told by Mrs. Julia Klein of St. | Louis, who has just causetl the arrest of Charles Marco. Marco, a well educated Hungarian, who is married and lives in Chicago, declares he is innocent. BLANCH BOIES GETS 30 DAYS. Saloon Smasher Is Sentenced at Topeka—Miss Boies is a Follower of Mrs. Carrie Natioh. As.soc!ated Press Dlsplitch. , Topeka, Juno 24.—Miss Blanche Boies, previously convicted of sma.sh- ing saloon windows in Topeka on February 14ih, last, was today sentenced by District Judge Hazen to thirty days in the county jail and to pay a fine of $100. Miss Boies is a follower of Mrs. Nation. . I first near Seattle, Wash.. June 24.—The detaails of the new gold find Valdez, Alaska, says the 'discoveries are on,the Lowe river, 23 miles from Valdez and already 800 acres of ground have been staked out. Richmond, Va., June 24.—It was -ie- clded today not to launch the Galyos- ton^on account of the insecurity jf the basin tahks, Tbe! launching has bteen inifefinltel]^ postponed. PRELIMlNi\RY SKIRMISH AT IOWA DEMOCRATIC STATE \ CON- > . , / VENTION. ^ BnyOlE BFjHEH til FOBfi RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE DE-" CIDES NOT TO REAFFIRM , KANSAS CITY PLATFORM. Followers of Silver Hold a Conference and Debide to Fight This Pro- firam to the End. ^', Asnnclnted Press Dispatch. Dos "Moines. June 24.—At dlstrlct- caususos lield in.the forenoon today before the convening of the ; Demo-'- cratlc slate convention, the gold men won a decided'victory. Seven; out of; eleven selected gold 'men foi^ their members oil the con mlttee on-resolutions. The followers of silvei-, who held a conference also, decided to fight to ^ the end 1 any desire to keep out a reference ;to the Kansas City plank. The convention convened at 11 o'clock, J. H., Quick,, of Sioux City, as temporary chairman, delivered a speech audi, received hearty applause,. But two cafldidates are in the field for governor. J> B. Sullivan, of Creston, and Judge Adam Van Wagner, of. Sioux City.:; : i At 1:30 the committee on- rtjsolu-- tions, by a 'jvote of seven to four, de- j cidcd not te reaffirm the Kansas platform. \: TELE BREVITIES City ) Associated Press Dispatch. | -Sedalia, June 2i—J. J. Freyjs'still alive. ; Kansas City, June 24,—Col. J. W. Jenkins, prominent attorney, civil war veteran, odtfy, aged seventy-ei^t, at his homd here. died Umdon, iuno 24.—Altornatc ffosts and fains dontinue,-and it is ftjared that tlie potato crops of Ireland will bo failure. Wa.shington, Juno 24.—Mr.-?, Roose-' volt loft thr; White hoiLsie for Oyster bay yesterday. On Wednesday she Blio will witiiess the Harvard-Jale jboat races from i,hc Sylph. Guthrie, O. T.. June 24.—^A heavy rain storm, amounting alniost to. af clo|^dburst and accompanied by a hail passed over' this part of Oklahoma early today. Much damage i is rep<^e<l to wheat and oats and to orchard." MANCHURIA AGAIN. Trade Treaty With China In Danger Growing Out of Our Den^nd for : ;;Open Door. Washington. June 24.^Negotiations with China iToj- a trade treaty have reached a critical phase growing out of a demand of .the Unied States and, Japan for the -opening of the ports in Manchuria. HIS IDEA OF FUN. Ex-Indiana Convict Amuses Himself by Shooting at Peoplet-He is Fleeing W^ith Many in pursuit.- Logansport.-Ind.. June; 24.—Panhandle detociivesythe sheriffs of twocoun- j' -^s ties. policemdh from three cities and several fanners yesterday afternoon • started in pifrsuit of Willard rierrell, ; ^: ; an ex-convlctj:who has terrorized Cass : 5ind Miami counties for th^ past twen- t^y-four hour^ Herrell, tply armed, -; has sworn tliat he will jx^t he taken |live. The fliosse is closing in on a ? clump of wot^s and:will shoot if they . ^et within rajifgc. On MondayL Herrell amused himself . by shooting at traveling-men hi the I^lte Erie de|ot;at Bunkei- HilL Tlior. he visited a ^loon and sliot (uu the ^ inirrors. On>the way hoiine he shot at evL -rybody; in sight, breaking the :s \irindows of k passfengerf train, nnd several pass^gers narrowly escaped injury. Herrell met John Shively and : totd him to prepare to die. Shively ^ .> leaped a fence and fled, Herrell s(uC- ' ^J. ing a showei;-of • bullets 4 s^ter ~ him. 'if| Shfvoly hsrt -testified against HerreU . -^i.r^^ when HerrelJi' was tried Jor . tho' mnr- ' der'of Wiilia&i fJondon. ab ^ltentiary. ^ntence fdl|>wing Herrell's omvl<^^ ^•'<,*4 >l tibn. -I

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