Des Moines Tribune from Des Moines, Iowa on July 7, 1909 · 1
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Wednesday, July 7, 1909
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NXNGr TRIBUNE. BULLETIN EDITION 5 O'CLOCK THE EVE VOL. 3, NO. 82. . MAYOR FREED FROM BLAME BY SOLICITOR Brennan Says Police Court Fines Were Not Intentionally Withheld by Mathis. . OLD INCIDENT IS FINALLY SETTLED Council Passes Long-Looked for Report of Solicitor By Unanimous Vote. An immunity bath was given Mayor Mathig by Solicitor Brennan this morning In his report on the right of the city to collect interest on the $1,388.25 In police court fees withheld by the mayor for nearly two years. "In my investigation," says Mr. Bren-nan's report, "I find no evidence to sup port the conclusion that this money was Intentionally omitted or withheld from any former account rendered to the city by the police Judge." This report had been awaited by the council for six months. This morning, when it finally came, not a word of comment was made upon it. When Clerk Poorman finished reading there wag i tense silence until Councilman Ash said "I move the report be received and filed It carried unanimously, Councilman Mac-Vicar and Councilman Schramm busied themselves on other matters and the transaction of the city's business was continued. So, the incident which at tracted so much attention and caused charges of fraud to be made against Des Moines' chief executive closed unevent- Paid Money Quietly. The money In question, which was turned over to the city last December twenty-two months after Mayor Mathis left the bench of police judge was collected by him as police court fines. He paid the amount to the city treasurer quietly and made no comment on the delay even when pressed for an explanation. This led to the council referring the matter to Solicitor Brennan, Mayor Mathis strenuously objecting to a reference to the legal department which includes Corporation Counsel Bally. The following Is Solicitor Brennan's report made this morning: The subject of this roll call purports to be a communication to the council from the superintendent of the depart-ment of accounts and finances. It is in the nature of a report of an informal meeting held by certain of the council-men at which meeting tile subject discussed was, the payment of interest by the mayor on the sum of Jt K.i'5, collected by him as police judge- from Polk county, Iowa', on a transcript for fees due the city In state cases," and paid to the city treasurer on the tifth day of December, 1WI8. This report and communication contain the suggestion that the mayor mnke an explanation to the end that he may be "set right before the people." Jiu Official Action. It appears that no official action was taken by the council on this oommunlra-tion other than to refer the same to the solicitor. The record does not disclose the precise ouestion upon which an opinion Is desired, nor the purpose fur which the communication in question was referred. Following the general trend of the communication, I infer it is the desire of the council to be advisod if A. J. Mathis, former police jmlge, can legally be charged with Interest upon the money referred to. The proposition is one more of fact than of law. I have gone over some facts with Mayor Mathis. He has exhibited his deposit books showing an account in his official character as police judse. with th Capital City State bank of JVs Motnes, la., comment ing April 2, r)4, and snowing an open continuous account. Th s account covers both terms of office of A. J. Mathis. police Judge, and transactions recorded therein as late as Nov. 16. im. Section 109 of the revised onlfnances or the city of Dps Moines, 1900, provides: "It shall be the duty of every officer, agent end employe authorized to receive public moneys, who shall deposit the same in any hank or place of deposit, to make deposit and keep his deposit In his official character; Accounts in Good Shape. The account of the police judge fn the instant case appears to nave li&en kept in substantial compliance with the provisions of this ordinance. It also appears that checks were drawn on this account by A. J. Mathis as polhe Judge in favor of the city treasurer, in making settlement from time to time with the city The nature of the bank account, the manner in which the funds were deposited, and disbursed, characterizes It as an open, current account of money collected by the police Judge in his official char acter . In this connection, It may not be out o7 place to note that committees of both state and city audited and naswd upon e accounts of the police judge at differ ent times ourmg Mayor Mathis tneum bency of that office, and at no time was the amount In question dlm-oveml. am advised that the books and records of the police Judge were audited by the state up to the tlrst day of .November, 1907, and pronounced correct. System Arraigned. On the ?nd day of Ieremher. 1!08. by roll call No. 2..V53. the su perl n (indent of the department of accounts ann finances CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO. THE WEATHER CHICAGO, July 7. Forecast for Iowa I'nsettled tonight and Thursday with snowcrs: stationary temperature. DK8 MOINKrt, la.. July 7. lcs Molne and vicinity Continued unsettled ao , cloudy Innlatht and Thursday with prob-Bhly shovr; stationary temperature. . Tenijerature fur twenty-four lioura ending at 7 a. m. today: Maximum A3 Minimum S.1 At 7 a. m. today kj Precipitation 12 GKNKHAL CONDITIONS. The renter of the western disturbance haa moved eastward to the eastern slope of the Rockies and the barometer la low over all of the phiteau districts and showers have occurred during ihe past twenty-four hours over the Dakota, pnMern Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri. Kansas t'alarodfi. New Mexico, western Texrts and from Ihe Mississippi river to the Atlantic. Also over the north Pacific itates. The temperature la slightly high, sr over th Missouri and upper Mississippi valleys and th" indications are favorable for continued cloudy and unset, tle.l weather In this vicinity tonight and Thursday with probably shower, and bout stationary temperature. KIVKfl MTLLETIN. The stace of the Jtes Moines river this morning is 11. J f"t. a rise of 5,1 feet during the past tweiuv-four hours. It will continue " rise slowly during the next to thlrtv-slx hours. Geo. M. C'happel, Section Director. EDUCATED ABROAD BUILDS FENCES Educated abroad in the best of Kuropean universities and at one time a successful Burgeon in an eastern city, Dr. C. S. Grimes, a victim of liquor and drugs, 13 working as a common day laborer for the Musgrave Fence company. Dr. Grimes came Into the Salvation Army hotel several days ago almoFt destitute. He was given aid and employment. RAISE EQUITABLE FIVE STORIES F. M. Hubbell Lets Contract to J. C. Mardis for Big Improvement. COST TO BE NEARLY $200,000 Completed Structure Will Outshine Fleming Block Finest in Two States. At the time the Fleming building at the corner of Sixth avenue And Walnut street was completed a few years ago ! F. L Hubbell, the richest man In Iowa, j boasted that he would erect a building at a later date that would make the Fleming structure look like a ffcit. That his boat was not idle Is evidenced by the fact that J. C. Mardis has been given the contract for raising the Equitable building at the corner of Sixth avenue and Locust street from seven to twelve stories. The decision to Increase the heighth of the building, which has been nanglng fire for some time has finally been made and the construction work will begin as soon as the plans are completed and the Bankers' Life Insurance company signs the lease for the additional floors which it Is to occupy. It is stated the lease will be drawn some time this week, that the plans will be completed in about fifteen days and that the active construction work will begin within a month. Largest in SUtte. Before the completion bf the Fleming building the Equitable building was one of the largest in the state. It was built about fourteen years ago by the Equitable Life Insurance company of New York and held by them until three years ago when it was purchased by F. M. Hubbell for the Equitable, of Iowa. Architecturally the building is the handsomest in the state and according to Mr. Mardis th additional stories can be nut on without affectUg the symmetry of handsome design of the building. Cost Nearly $200,01)0. J. C. Mardis, who does all of Mr. Hub- bell's buolding, has been given the Job on the percentage basts. Just what the improvement will cost is not known, but if it conforms in every way with the rest of the building it will reach near 0Q,W0. The company has be.en considering the Idea of raising the building, but it wa not until recently It fully determined to do so. When completed, the building will be the largest in the states of Iowj and Nebraska. PAVING TALK WAXES STRONG L. I. Haddick Accuses Council of Ordering Asphalt Because of Political Influence. After declaring In stentorian tones that the owners of property along East Thirteenth street had never had a chance to appear before the council and express their desire for brick instead of asphalt paving, and after accusing the council of ordering asphalt because of political influences, L. T. Haddick admitted to the council this morning that he didn't want the Improvement at all, and that the change was being advocated for the purpose of delay. Following on the heels of Mr. Had-dick's admission came a startling statement from P. A. Thoman, who, like Mr. Haddick, was apparently much wrought up over the Intention of placing asphalt instead of brick In front of his property. "Two-thirds of the property owners want brick," he stiouted, "while two-thirds of them don't want the street paved at all.' The council chamber tittered, and somebody suggested that four-thirds ought t) carry almost anything. Theo. Fearson advocated a change to brick also, and The council disposed of the complaints by referring the matter to Councilman MacVlcar. SIXTH AVENUE PROPERTY SOLD The property at the corner of Sixth avenue and North street, owned ny George It. Pnul of Washington, la., was sold yesterday to A. J. Augustine for a consideration of 113.000. The building Is a two-story store and apartment build ing, having a frontage of sixty-six feet on Sixth avenue. The property was pur- hnsed as an Investment. LOCAL CAVALRY MUST MAKE A LONG JOURNEY Troops F and G to Take Partin Nine Days' Encampment o 54th Infantry Near Iowa City Regulars Will Straddle Mounts Entire Distance. Troops F and O of the Second t'nltcrt, States colry have received orders to hike overland from Ies Moines to Iowa City, a distance of 120 miles, and take part In the nine days' encampment of the Fifty-fourth Iowa Infantry near the state The regulars will ride their horse the entire ilt'tence, taking about live days for the march, arriving in Iowa City In time for the encampment whh h begins Aug. ZS. The return to Des Milne will be by rail. With them will gi First Lieu-tenant Charts W. Johnson of the medical reserve corp and one private from the hospital rnrps. Troop E and II of the Second cavalry judge scares Women 'from courtroom Threatens to Photograph All Who Attend Trial of Miss Ella Gingles. , MANY FLEE FROM TEMPLE OF JUSTICE Girl Cross-Examined as to Sensational Incident in the Wellington Hotel. CHICAGO, July 7. The sensational Wellington tiotel bath room InctdVnt was reached In the trial of Ella Gingles In Judge Brentano's court here today. For the time being Assistant State's Attorney Short's cross-examination of the young IriBh lacenjaker, 'accused of the theft of lace from her erstwhile employer, Miss Agnes Barrette, was suspended and the direct examination by her attorney, P. H. O'Donnell, resumed. This was done after a conference of counsel at the court. Mr. O'Donnell, it was an nounced by Judge Brentano, would be allowed to question Miss Gingles in the freest manner to bring out the atory of her life. The purpose of this, it was stated, was to allow the prosecution to cross-examine the young defendant. Scores Turned Away. Scores of women and even school girls were turned away from the court room. Judge Brentano commented on the pres et women and girls in the face of published statements showing that much of the testimony In the case was unfit for publication. He threatened to photo"-graph every woman present, at which several of them fled. The cross-examination, before being suspended, was brought up to Feb. 16 last, when Miss Gingles was found bound and gagged In a public bath room at the Wellington hotel. Answering Mr. Short, Miss Gingles tes tified that on the date mentioned she visited Attorney O'Donnell in his office and visited a store and finally went to the Wellington hotel and to room 545. "Did you walk upstairs?" "Yes; I didn't wish to meet Miss Barrette." At this point in the testimony the conference of the lawyers with the court was held, and it was decided to bring out all possible facts from th witness, even though they did not bear directly on the larceny charge. Forced Into Bath Room. This brought the . story back to Miss Gingles' arrival in America from land. Ire- Witness said she came over on a ticket bearing the name "Klla .liaymond." She never lived under that name, she said "Were you in a hospital at Belleville, Ontario?" "Yes: I was taken there by Mrs. Thorn ton for whom I. worked." "Why did you visit the Wellington hotel on February Iti?" "To collect eighty-three cents Miss Ar nold owed me." "What happened?" "A man knocked at t!re door. He came and said: 'Miss Arnold was expecting you. She Is In the bath room. Walk right in.' When I opened the door he pushed me in. "He put something burning on my face and I didn't remember anything more un til Miss Barrette and another woman came In. I was undressed except for night gown. My head hurt in the back and when they went out of the bath room I readied over and picked up my purse. I found an envelope and wrote on It, 'Come quick Ella.' I addressed it to MIrs Joyce, put a stamp on It and threw It out of the transom. "When Mips I.arrette came in the man said to her: 'Why were you late?' and she said something about cards keeping her and then opened a bottle. Tlx man and Miss Barrette talked about me and he handed me J.V). That was nearly o'clock In the morning. , Miss Barrette was under the influence of liquor, Witness in Tears. "I don't know who the other woman was." At this point In her story, Miss Oingles nearly broke flown and tears streamed down her cheeks. After regaining her composure she continued in a tone scarce ly audible: "Before the woman came the man said 'Didn't Miss Barrette tell you not to tell what happened up here on the night of January 4?" I said: 'What hurt my head?" Miss Donohue came In then "What next happened?" "Someone' threw a bottle over the tran trim and said It was to help me. It had nn awful taste. The man said there were no 'knockout' drops in it. The stuff had a greenish tint and they took the label off. Then they put ' a towel over my face," Here the testimony became unprintable. "What did Miss Barrette say when you refused to remove your night gown?" was the question asked. whe grabbed me and said: Cut her.' "And did she cut you?" "Ves, on the left arm." "How many wounds did you have when yen got to the hospital? '-'Twenty-three. " Miss Gingles showed the Jury the Hears CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO. have hern ordered to take part In tin encampments of the Fifty-third. Fifty fifth and Ftfty-slxth regiments of th Iowa National guard, to be held respec ttveiy at Independence. Charlton and West OkolmJI. In addition to the two cavalry troops (hermv'httie gun platoon of the Se end cavalry will participate In the Inde pendence encampment. The two troops will proceed to each of the three en campment bv rail. A copy of the order assigning the reg lars to duty was received today by Adjl Oen. Guy E. Iogn from Brigadier Uen eral Morion, commanding the department of the Missouri iwtii headquarter at Omaha DES MOINES, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NEW NASH HALL AT DES MOINES . COLLEGE IS NEARING COMPLETION r ' ft. Ml I1 1 ili 1 v 1 ,isffis"'i' w iM.i.iniiiiiM K 1 Before the opening of the next, school year, lies Moines college will have taken on added beauty and capacity in the new main building, Nash hall. College authorities have naa the Improvement in view for a number of years, but the money to will be in part torn down, and bo that it will have the look of an entirely new hall. REVOLUTION BREAKS OUT , IN COLOMBIA liVIXETlX. COLON, July 7. A revolution has brok en out in the republic of Colombia, ap parently against the government of Ha- facl Reyes, the president of the republic ho now Is in London. Tills news was brought into Colon by he British steamer Median, that has just arrived from Savanllla. Barranquilia, nd Its seaport, Savajiilla. 177 miles away. are In thes hands of the revolutionists. Private letters received here from Co lombia report that the town of Santa Malta also has fallen to the rebels, but he Median brings no confirmation of this. The trouble began Sunday morning at Barranquilia and ended In the speedy overthruw of the governmental authorities I that point. There was little resistance nd the rebels were quickly successful. Two hundred men armed with rifles then marched down to Savanllla and took that port without firing a shot. Only one prisoner was taken, the captain of the port and he was sent back to Barranquilia. ; A . Colombian gunboat was seen Monday night approaching Cartagena but no news of what ha occurred at that city has reached Colon. When the Med ian left th Colomhlan -roast it was rumored that an American warship was expected momentarily at one of the coast ports. All news is subjected to government censorship. MEN LEAP INTO RIVER TO ESCAPE BURNING OIL IH'IXETIX. NEW YORK, July 7. One hundred men woiking on a pier of the Standard OH company in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, Jumped Into the Kast river to- di.y to escape a shower of blazing oil when a tank on. the pier exploded. The clothing of many of Ihe men was on fire when they jumped. One man was badly burned. The workmen were quickly rescued by boats. BEATS WIFE TO DEATH AND DROWNS SELF BILLKTIX. LODI, Wis., July 7. Oeorge Knener of this city today killed his wife by crush ing her skull with the hull end of a shotgun. He then committed suicide by drowning In a pool four feet deep near the house. Kneracr wa believed to lit Intnne. BROOKLYN WINS FROM BOSTON IN FIRST GAME biixktix. BROOKLYN, July 7.-Hint game The score: K M K. Boston 4 7 I Hrooklyn .....7 ( llaltiries McCarthy. Tuckey, Graham; 8i-anlon, liucker, Hergen. DAMAGED AIRSHIP NEARLY REPAIRED Wright Brollierm May Be Beady for Another Preliminary Flight Tomorrow K.venlng. WASHINGTON. July 7.-The two Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orvllle, were again at work on their aeroplane In tiie sited on the Fort Myer drill grounds today. Orvllle brought with him the cloth for which he went to Dayton, and work on the damaged aeroplane was resumed. It I possible Ihe machine will lie ready for .another preliminary trial by tomorrow evening. Hiinic for Miner. Thr Gibson Coal company will erect twenty new houses for the miners. The rohtrart h l t to the Ira I), Kel logg HlC" fnmnmni I JULY 7, 1909. ii nmmmmm I finance the proposition was not at nana completely changed in appearance win LOST CHILD WAS NOT KIDNAPED MADISON, Wis.. July 7. Anna Spanger, the 4-year-old daughter of a wealtlhy farmer of Sun Prairie near here, who waa thought to have been kidnaped by two men In an automoble yesterday, wa found today three miles from horn unhurt but hungry. She had wandered away and passed the night in the open. Her parents had offered a reward of jl.000 for her recovery. KILLS SELF AT BIER OF WIFE Louisville Man Ends Own Life After Identifying.Body of Suicide Spouse. LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 7. Responding to a notlc that the body of hi "wife, who it, ts believed committed sulolJe two or three days ago, had been taken from the Ohio, Walter J. Honaker member of a prominent firm of retail shoe deal era, met the body at an undertaking es tablishment, and after Identifying It com mitted suicide. The last seen of Mrs. Honaker wa Sat urday when she told he husband good bye a he started downtown. Sunday morning some of the belonging of Mr Honaker. were found on the bank of the Ohio about five mlleB east of the city The body was recovered this morning t the foot of Jackson street and Mr. Hon aker was at once notified. He was oon at the undertaking establishment and a lh body was being brought In drew revolver and hot himself, dying Instantly Mrs. Honaker was 28 year of age. COLORADO SPRINGS CHOOSES MAYOR Iteniocratlc Candidate is Successful In First Flection I'ntler Hie Con mission System. COI-OHADO W'KINfJH. Colo.. July 7 In the first city election under the new cnarter yesternay the democrat were united and gave their candidate, H. K, Avery, a vote of 2.UJ. W. H. Knurgenn, republican ana citizens cnarter candi date, second pace, with 1.482 vote. The republicans had two other cnndl dates in the field. fone of the twentv-e eht candidates for the four commissioners received the necessary oi per cent of vote for e ec lion. A second election will be held July at wmcn lime ine two lesdlnr rami date for mayor and the eight highest men In the rare for commissioner will oe candidate. KILLS 6-YEAR-OLD SON FOR BURGLAR Lad at (inllon, (., Wan Walking in Hleep and Father Shot Him ( Death. OA LION. O., July 7.-Mlstnklr.g his son nerneri, o years oio, ror a mirgtsr, f rei Klopp early today shot and killed the boy. The hoy wa walking In his sleep. neanng a noise nown siairs Kloop ole tamed ins snoigun and nren tour shot: at the figure he saw moving about In the dark. IMMENSE LOSS CAUSED BY INADEQUATE CULVERTS Railroad Commissioner NS. Ketchum Estimates Rain Loss to Farmers That Might Have Been Prevented by Proper Construction at Fully $500,000, Furm lands In Iowa have been damaged to the extent of fully VM,M within th past few day by the failure of railroad companies to provide adequate culvert and bridge under which the wt water ton be carried off. Thl I the estimate of P.allroad Commissioner N. 8. Ketchum after reading numerous complaint from farmer nd land owner whose land have been flooded by water backing up from th rallrOAd embankments. rVorc of damage suit and endless litigation will follow the alleged negligence of the railroad companies. ::The state railroad commission fully realize how seriou present condition are." said Mr. Ketchum, "but we rait do rnthlng except call Individual cse of ! as they are presented to us to th attention vf th operating department. r Lf - until tills year. The old structure the building be with the added wings - MOTHER DIES IN SEARCH FOR SON Swept Into Flooded Ravine at Council Bluffs and Drowned. BOY HAD BEEN DELAYED BY STORM Taking Lantern Mother. Ven tures Forth in Darkness and Loses Life. (Evening Tribune Special.) COUNCIL BLUFFS, la., July 7.-The body of Mr. Mary Kranninger, aged 1 wife of John Kranninger, who wa drowned Monday night while frantically searching tor a on who had gone to Lake Manawa and had gotten caught In the torm, wa recovered thl' morning. The Kranninger live near the outskirts of the city, and near the aehool for th doaf. Monday night Mr1. Kranninger became alarmed over the continued absent' of one of her five eon. With but on thought and desire, to aid the boy If he wa In distress, Mrs. Kranninger took a lantern and started out in the direction of the City, thinking that possibly her son had lost hi way in the darkness Intena- Ifled after leaving the city streets. Hhe evidently attempted to cross a email ravine which had hecomo a torrent, and wa swept from her feet and drowned. Th lantern was found where It 1 sup posed he fell, and the body more than a mile away. Five on nd four daughter survive. The family did not report Mr. Kranninger' absence until the body wa recovered. CUMMINS TO KEEP UP FIGHT Gives Notice of Several Additional Amendments to ' ' ' Tariff Bill. Washington Bureau of The Kveiilng Tribune, WASHINGTON, 1. C, July 7. j When the tariff bill wa brought up In the senate today Senator Cummin gave notice that he would have amendment to offer li the enate on a number of Important matter. These Include the maximum and minimum feature of the bill, the provision of the bill relating to the board of general appraisers, the establishment of a custom court and countervailing duties. Senator Cummin also gave nolle he would Introduce his amendment to tax the Income of Individual a upplementary to the tax on corpor - Hirer Congress at Yankton. OMAHA, Neh., July 7. Forty Omaha business men left today for Yankton. 8. !.. a delegates to the Missouri lllver I Navigation congress, which convene there this afternoon for a three day' ses sion. Damage stilts rising from these flood ought to open the eye of the railroad men and bring about Improved condl-tton." According to member of th commission. . railroad engineer In replacing wooden trestle and culverts with steel or concrete have almost Invariably shortened th width of th bridge or culverts to reduce the cost of the new structures, with the result that thousands of culvert and bridge in low are now too short or too low to permit waste water to run off. Instead, It back up behind the railroad grsde and flood land lying on the high side of the track. " had about ten year of dry weather, and Ihis deceived railroad eng!-neer Into building inadequate culvert and bridge," said Mr. Ketchum. "Now they are learning their mistake and (.ore of farmer ar ufferlng." ONE. CENT l?vI1S FLOOD COVERS WHOLEVALLEY OF MISSOURI People of Pattensburg and Other Places Rescued From. Roofs of Houses. KANSAS CITY SENDS TRAIN WITH BOATS 5-Inch Rainfall in Kansas- Puts AH Streams on Rampage. KANSAS CITT, Mo., July 7.-rno:is-burg. Mo., a town of 1,500 Inhabitants, sixty miles north of here, is ten feet under water, and Chief of Police Snow of Kansas City today received a telegram appealing for boats to rescue the marooned citizens, many of whom hail been driven to the roofs of their houses. At 9 o'clock thl morning ' Chief Snow loaded fifty row boat upon a special Wabash train and sent them with a detachment of officer to aid in the rescue work. A report that several person had been drowned wa not verified. According to the telephone operator at Pattonsburg, the water were still ris ing rapidly this morning and a drizzling rain was falling, adding to the discomfort of the sufferer. Three houses torn away by the flood floated in the streets. The fate of the occupant was unknown. Fire at Pattonsburg this morning destroyed it lumber yard and two residences. For a time much excitement pre-valied but the flumes were exllngulshed before heavy loss had been entailed. The boat gent In by outside town began arriving at Paltonsburg during th forenoon anti reicue crew et to work quickly and soon all tiersuna occupying dangerous position had been removed to higher ground. Aided by a two inch ralnfal. here and rising river above th Missouri and Kansas river at Kan-a City today howed rise of ovei a foot during the past twenty-four hours. The Missouri river today stood at twenty-two feet, Inche and the Kuw eighteen feet five Inches. The local forecaster predicted that the Missouri would reach lh twenty-five foot mark by tomorrow. H thl prove true and the Kansas oontlnm-t to rise a Indicated by condition above Kansas City, back water will be runnliii In the lower street of the west bottom by tomorrow. Portion of the little town of Harlem, across the Missouri river from Kansa City are under water. BOTTOM LANDS ARE COVERED WITH WATER CHtLLICOTHE, Mo., July T.-The great tide which wept over Pattonsburg Itl the wet fork of the Orand river and tha corresponding itream which mad an island of Trenton by overflowing the east fork of the Orand river met today t tha Junction of the fork In tha western part of this, Livingston, county and the bottom land within a mile of Chllllcothe are covered with eeveral tfect of water. Th water here is now six feet higher than the June flood, which caused mucn damage. Medicine creek overflowed It bank today. Frank Wood and hi family of seven were rescued from the roof of their horn near Chllllcothe. A numner or rarmern who came her today told of harrowing experience in escaping - from the flood water. Several famllle alihndoned their home with the water waist and neck deep. Other remained expecting rescue which I difficult because of the swift current. A relief train from Oallatln to Tatton-burg, carrying upilie, was forced to unload two miles from the town and th Journey wa continued In boats. Hix section men are missing her. KANSAS RIVERS ARE FLOODED TOPF.KA, KW, July T.-Topeka today experienced the first flood of the mison, following a six-foot rise In th Kn river during the night. In Topeka up to this morning rain had fallen continuously since yesterday and during the last twenty-four hour the precipitation amounted to five Inches, a record full here. j,ner wa a heavy rain west of Topeka also, two Inche of water falling at Manhattan and other streams are up and causing damage. Train were delayed. No lui of life wa reported. i In Topeka Hhungamunga creek, whlet. run through the low portion of th outharn and eastern sections of the clly wa out of It bank and many house flooded. Gardens were destroyed and street and sidewalk washed out. j yfy I LE S OF TRACK WASHED OUT ST. JOSKPH. Mn,, July 7. Practically all railroads to the north, west and -northeast ot HI. Joseph are tied up as a result of floods and wnshouls. Th Burlington' main line to Omaha I th only north line open. 8!x rnlle of track on the Chicago Great Western between Benton nd Shenandoah, la., which wa repaired yesterday, was again washed out last nlgbt. Hundred of traveler from the east and south re marooned at the railroad stations and hotels here, with no prospect of getting away for twenty-four hour. 5 INCHES Oh KA1N AT OTTAWA, KAS. OTTAWA, Kas.. July 7. Five lnclie of rain fell here last night and a slmllai fall I reported from point above bert on Ihe Mural des Cygnes river, Herloui flood cnndlllons Uneaten. Hsllroad traffic Is demoralized, A further rise Is ex- , petted by tonight In the Marala del Cygm. SCALDED WHILE CANNING CHERRIES Mr. Mry Warren of eighteenth and Hlate streets was seriously scalded yesterday, Hhe was preserving rherrle. The liquid holled over on Ihe stove and In attempting lo remove the kettle her hnnd slipped and the boiling mass overturned upon her. Hhe will recover. t

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