V --i-.MKMt, aii''w o""- ;-:nn.1)iii(i,n.uj n LU ii i - I PUBLIC LIBRARY ASSOCIAHOH, km VOLUME LVI. ASTORIA, OREGON, , WUDNESDAY, JUNK 3, 1JK)3. NUMBER 132. We Seell Comparison WILL GET THERE SAFELY . . 64 "able ijSrZfTJ 0"c", 1873 ' ; Yymj il ' 'V' rQF IN THE LONG RUN With Other Lines. , fclace a suit ef car CLOTHING t side by side with say ether line en the market end the resalt Is a Cii3tcmery Oar styles, materials, and prices are AbsolateW Correct. UtKPJLll I Be SIhioft Bo win Law Abiding People Of Topeka Will Protect Themselves And Property Ag'ainst Soulless Thug's and Robbers. President Roosevelt Is Grieved By The Appalling Flood Conditions And Voices His Sentiments To A ' Multitude In Iowa. Pestilence, Floods, And Tornadoes May For A Time Overwhelm ... But The American Spirit Will Assert Itself And In The End ' Will Overcome All Calamaties. P. A. STOKE S FISHER BROTHERS , Are Sola, A&enri For The Celebrated f Ocean Vavc Washing Elachlne. IJovvnro of Imitations. SPORTING GOODS) Fishing Rods: Lines, Flies, Complete outfits. Base Ball Mits, Cloves, Pads, MasKs, Bats, Balls. All best grade goods. Prices Lowest, j. N. GRIFFIN. Business In Kansas City Will Soon Re sume Usual ConditionsPresent Rise" In Ktkw River Merely Due To An Overflow From Missouri. Damage To Property Will Reach Far Into The Millions And Loss Of Life May Never Be Correctly Estimated-Great Crisis Is Now Safely Passed. r You can picR a loch here That can't be picked When on your door. AH sorts of locks At all sorts of prices. Somo are expensive because of the care with winch they are mode. Thoy are safe wherever used. Put one on and your ptoporty ia salo. phone Clack 1241. 470-471 Commercial street. W.J. SCULLEY THIS WEEK ONLY! TO CLOSE OUT REDUCTIONS ; - i ' Our entire Hue of Ladies' Spring Suits We will Inaugurate A SPECIAL SALE , at special prices. UNHEARD OF IJluck, blue and brown cheviots, formerly $10, now $5. Cheviot Blouse Suits reduced from $15 to $11. 50. Fancy Suiting' reduced lroni $18 to $13. ' Call early while we have sizes. THE BEE HIVE Topeka, June, 2. The Hood situation in Topeka can be briefly 4S. The river has fallen three feet and is now receding at the rate of two inches an hour. Dis tress among refugees will be Igreat. Qover'nor Bailey has issued a proclamation calling for help for the Hood sufferers in tho state. Fifty deputy sheriffs, armed with Winchesters will go to North To peka to protect property with or ders to shoot looters whenever they are caucht stealinc. There will be ou appeal made to the frater nal organizations and other ap peals through various sources, Meetings of the representative people of North Topeka, who are on the south side, was held today to arrange for systematic protec tion of their property in North Topeka. Immediately after tho meeting a large number of armed men left iu boats for the north side where they will guard property, and their orders are to shoot. The river is three feet below high water i mark. The water has receded on Kansas avonuo to the platform of tho Rock Island de pot, a distance of 250 feet Tho situation in the flood stricken dis tricts is better than it has yet been, for tho reason that fewer people are marooned in houses, in trees and on islands. , There is no way of getting at the amount of damage aono Dy noon uj lopesa and viciuity. The damage may reach $2,000,000. ' Crops in the Kansas bottoms are , destroyed. This makes an enormous loss to the farmers. Governor Bailey tonight will communicato with the federal authorities and hopes ha. will have no trouble in secur ing the use of whatever. tents are needed. Kansas City, June 2. Blue sky was visiDie aoove Kansas uuy this afternoon at 4 p. m. The rains have ended, the sun was visible for the first time in a eok, and for this and other reasons , it is thought that the great danger of floods are past. The waters of Kaw river have fal llen eigfit niclies tolavmd't6nigbl are steadily decreasing at the rate of about half an inch per hour. In Missouri the high ..stage of 35 feet is still maintained but this is due to the rise which has been coming down Missouri proper.and has been able to offset the fall j iu the Kaw. It is the water of tho latter stream, however, that has caused all the destruction in this city, and in Kansas City, Kan., and with it at a normal stage, business in Kansas City will shortly resumo usual con ditions. This city has, by a narrow margin, escaped a serious short age in food; has faced the peril of fire, being utterly helpless to avert its conseqdence, and has suffered millions of dollars of damage to property and sustained a loss in ifethatin all probability never will be accurately measured. Now, however, there is a promise of better things., Tonight the situation shows an improvement on almost jeveryj side, and tho waters are falling. The day brought to light no fact on which to base even an approx imation of deaths by the flood. Possibly ton bodies have been seen floating since Sunday, but estimates from this are valueless as the bodies .may have floated down the Kaw from Topeka, or the bodies, changing with the ever changing eddies of the flood, may have been mistaken for others, ,- . Denison, la., Jane 2. Thepres ident's special arrived here early today. ; Daring tlfle early morning the president passed through ranch of the flooded district of Iowa. Extra pjecautioiis has been taken by the railroad authorities, and the tracks over which the train passed were carefully , watched, and in some cases the tram slowed on. j ... . . c Secretary Shaw and Senators Allison and Dolliver joined the party here. President Roosevelt was greeted by a large crowd and spoke to them as follows: ; "Frienda-r-At this time as I come into your beautuul state there have come calamities npon St. Louis, June 2. -The Miss- your people here in Iowa, and to issippi river has risen to 30 feet, an even greater degree in "Kansas the danger line, at St. Louis, and and Missouri. I see by ' today's couUnuea to rimore than two paptjr the awful 1 disaster in feet a day. : Indications are tnat Georgia. ' 3l.firtsf c-rn rrft at .Cf T All id riWi. 1 .... . . f.-- u lien the hand ot the Lord is m i... ' ii t. . J J reau, inuraiay or rnuajr ,UOru- do bn, ,:.,, jg , j ing, will be exceeded. ' i A 34-foot then in our countrj fmm drougllti stage at St Louis means immense from fnm tiIence trobIe loss. Already, thousands of acres and misfortnIie comef bllt oh) MISSISSIPPI IS RISING ... ; ;rH ,,r,. St. Louis Threatened With Heavy Loss By An Overflow Of The Father Of Waters. GREAT AREA IS SUBMERGED Water Govers Many Farms Caus ing People To Flee From Their Homes. foolishly in matters of legislation, we shall pay the penalty. If the business world loses iu head it has lost what no law can 'supply, ; but in spite of that we shall go forward. "We shall keep in the run, not only of abiding, but of increasing prosperity, if as people we only keep our sanity, if as people we keep the qualities which made ns win out in the Civil war, and which s ... have brought us in triumph through other crises, so far." Base Ball Scores. PACIFIC NATIONAL. ' At Tacorn Tacoma. i; Seattle S. PACIFIC COAST. , At Portland Portland ; Seattle J. At Oakland-Oakland 6; Loa Angela 4. At SairmiWMit Sacramento 5; ! Francsc S. ot land, the most prouuctive in the Middle West, on the Missouri and Illinois sides, are Under water, Hundreds of thousands have been lost to Illinois and Missouri farmers through ruined crops Iu a half-dozen places between Alton and St. Louis the river, with its lagoons and bayous, is from five to seven miles wide. At St. Charles, Mo., the water has spread out over three miles of country', covering farms and driv' ing families from their homes. CRUSER TACOMA LAUNCHED. , San Francisco, Cal., June, 2. The cruiser Tacoma was launched at the ship yard of the Union T ir 1 i .so -i.t-.i. iron ti ones ui u.o- o cioc k una evening in the presence of several thousand people, including a del egation from Washington- state. my mends, as 1 drive through your city this morning and now as I look at you the men and women of tliis state, I know that all yoqr troubles are temporary, that mis fortunes will be met and overcome because in heart and hand the American citizen is able to win his wy in the long run. . ' "When misfortune that, human wisdom cannot avoid comes, 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 be much suffering. Further more, if through our own lolly we do what is wrong, if wo act - NATIONAL, At Cint'lnnaU Cincinnati 4; Boston L At St. Lol-St. Loui t; Phitedel ,i ..... phia 0. ." ' ,'' ' ' At Pittsbnrjr Pittsburg 7; New York i At Chicago Chlougo : Brooklyn . AMERICAN. At Detroit St. Louis 11; Detroit . At Chicago Chicago 3: Cleveland JU At Washington Philadelphia 12; W ghington 3. , ,1 ' ' At New York Boston 9; New York I. BATTLED WITH THE FRENCH. Sadia. Alserla, June 2. It W officlallr stated tht the Moorish tribesmen had 5 killed and 20 wounded in their attack on M. Jonnart, governor-general of Alger ia, near Figueig, Saturday. The con dition of the 17 French sharpshooter who were wounded in the fighting is satisfactory. A detachment of French cavalry left Anl-Hefra for Benonouf. Governor-General Jonnart has arrived here. He received assurances of loyal ty and devotion to Franc from num erous native chiefs during the journey. LESTER REIFF WILL RIDE. Chicago, June 2. Lester Reiff will ride one of John A. Drake's horses iu the American Derby. He was granted a jockey's license today by the Western Jockey Club and will begin at once to prepare for his effort on Derby day. ' MR. BAER HEARD FROM.. ' Philadelphia, Jnue J. President Baa of the Reading company has irsued or ders tnat miners who will i not cut enough coal to keep the breakers In op I eratlon nine hours a day are to be dis charged. He says if the present yg-l tern is kept up the compny will be at least 1,600,000 tons behind Its output at the end of the year beginning with April. TOBACCO cigars : . MMMHMsBMHilMWMMM1MsiiHMI TURKISH PATROL for cigarettes. Fine. GOLD SHORE PLUG for the pipe Unexcelled UNION MADE UNION LABEL ' Agents for the Portland Safe & Lock Co. Call and see samples. : Give us yonr order for . . L&teat and Best rhono graph and giaphophone records. - , Two stores, - Commercial St P. A. Trullinger. LARGE AREA SUBMERGED. Keokuk, la.. June 2. The Egyptian levee below here Is broken In 20 dif ferent places and the water Is running through the streets of Alexandria. A territory 10 by JO miles in tha Clnrk county, Missouri bottoms Is submerged. Inhabitants are on the roofs of the houses filing guns for help. A. govern ment boat and men have been sent to the scene from here. No lif& loss has lieen reported. ' . - ; " ' YOU CAN SAVE MONEY By bnying our DRY GOODS, SHOESr RUBBER And Oil Goods, Groceries, Cured Meats, Flour, and Feed. ,;:y.;:H.;CpFFEYi - Corner Eleventh and Bond.