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VOL. I.III. NO. 294.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL'., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1004.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
DISCOVER A PLOT
Pupils Strike Believing
Teacher is Colored,
IS BUSY DENYING
Russians Report Repulse
Satisfaction Given for Fining of Hugh
Scheme to "Wreck New Battleahli
Connecticut Found at
City of Buffalo Appears on Verge of a
President Roosevelt on War Patb
Otcr Story In Miners
Garoey, Secretary to Brit
of the Enemy's
PORT ARTHUR RUMORS
Have it That the Defenders Are
Near End of Their
St. Petersburg. Sept. 28. A dispatch
from Oen. Kuropatkin dated yesterday
nrternoon announces that numerous
skirmishes have occurred along most
parts of the Russian front. The Japa
nese have not altered their positions
east of the railroad and confine them
selves to outpost attacks to the north
all of which so far have been repulsed.
Reconnaissances have established
the fact that the main Japanese forces
sue still along the branch railroad
to the Yental mines. Both sides are
in constant contact. Samsonoff's
troops particularly have frequent en
counters but have sustained very few
casualties. The Russians have cap
tured some Japanese cattle and horses.
The Japanese have constructed pon
toon brides over the Taitse river at
Ixmdon. Sept. 2S. A dispatch to the
Standard from Liaoyang. dated Sept.
20. via Tien Tsin. states that the crisis
at Tort Arthur is rapidly approaching.
The speedy capture of the last line of
defense is anticipated. The recent
successful ussault by the Japanese
sealed the fate of the fortress, enabling
the besiegers to mount heavy guns on
the hills to the eastward, which com-'
maiid a section of the town and the
The Russian fire for many days has
not been as vigorous as usual. It is
believed their ammunition Is scarce.
The correspondent confirms the reports
of severe bombardments, severe losses
by the garrison, and the cutting off of
the. main aqueduct supplying the fort
ress with water.
IlnMrrlnc the l.nt I. Inf.
A dispatch to the Chronicle, vaguely
dated "Liaoyang Peninsula, Sept. 2('.'
reports that the bombardment of Port
Arthur goes on unceasingly. The fort
ress is surrounded by a ring of fire
Irom Japanese shells. The last line
of the defenses is being battered to
pieces preparatory to the final as
sault. At one point the Japanese have sap
ped to within u few hundred yards of
the Russians, but it will be difficult to
cross the intervening space owing to
the intensity of the Russian rifle fire.
The correspondent mentions that the
Russians made a sortie, but were driv
en back into the fortress. They lost
Kome howitzers. Both sides are dis
playing unparalleled fortitude and de
termination. The bands of Port Ar
thur play anthems nightly, while the
defenders in the advanced works sing.
The Japanese respond with the cries
of "Banzai" and by singing patriotic
I'.nil fir nt Hand.
A dispatch to the Daily Mail from
Chefoo says a junk which left Port
Arthur at midnight Monday has ar
rived there having on board a Russian
woman, her child, and several Chi
nese. The woman says there has been
continuous ami severe fighting since
Sept. 2o. Large numbers of the gar
rison have been killed or wounded.
The terrific Ixunbardment causes con
sternation in the town, a rain of huge
shells falling uion it. She is of the
opinion that the capture of the fort
less is near.
Two Japanese torpedo loat destroy
ers entered Chefoo at 7 o'clock this
veiling. One proceeded smith after a
hasty exchange of signals from the
shore. It is believed there have been
Important developments at Port Ar
thur. A number f refugees have ar
rived at the Chefoo islands. Two Japa
nese destroyers are outside the har
bor, presumably watching the move
ments of these refugees.
Kuropatkin Mual Itrtlrr.
St. Petersburg. Sept. 2S. Beyond
the fact that Kuropatkin's cavalry is
trying vainly to discover the nature of
the Japanese movements nothing new
is known. The Japanese are making
wide detours through the mountains
and building roads to make the pass
age possible. Kuropatkin. unless he
can stop the turning movements, will
shortly have to retire.
The Port Arthur squadron will make
a sortie as soon as the Vladivostok
cruisers are ready to repeat the move
ment for cooperation tried on Aug. 10.
A naval officer repeats that Stoes
srl will never give in and that he has
plenty of stores of all kinds. It is un
true that Nenirovich Dapschenko has
been expelled. He merely has gone
THE JUSTICE MAKES AMENDS
Says He is Wilting to Apologize,
Though He Thinks He Was
Lee, Mass., Sept. 28. Justice H. C.
Phelps, of Iee. who fined Hugh Gur-
ney, third secretary of the British em
bassy, $25 for contempt and $25 for
auto scorching, and who thereby vio
lated international law, which exempts
members of all foreign embassies from
prosecution by state courts, was sum
moned to appear at the state house
The justice expressed his willing
ness to apologize if wrong, but still
thinks he did right. He said:
"I may have to apologize because of
my ignorance of International law. The
fact is, the diplomat was exceedingly
overbearing and insulting to the court,
even when I treated him courteously,
as became his position. As he would
not conform to the rules of the court
I treated him as I would any citizen
against whom a complaint was made.
I did not order Mr. Gurney placed in
the dock with other offenders. He
was the only one there, and he sat in
the dock like any other lawbreaker.
Krad) to Apnloiclxe.
"If I find I'm wrong I will make an
apology. I don't claim to have a knowl
edge of international law, but I do
know the statutes about the speeding
Justice Phelps' aMlogy Is expected
to close the incident as far as Massa
chusetts is concerned.
THE SEMI-FINALS FOR MEN
Contest on a Golf Links Today Win
ners in Yesterday's Play.
In the first round at match play for
the men's handicap cup at the Island
golf club yesterday afternoon. C. J.
Cooper defeated G. M. Boon tel. 4 up
and 3 to play: K. C. Muelier defeated
V. II. Marshall by default; E. D. Hay
ward defeated Ixmis Hanssen, Jr.. 2
up and 1 to play, and Walter Chambers
defeated William Butterworth. 2 up.
The semi-finals for this cup are to be
played this afternoon. C. J. Cooper
meets K. C. Mueller and K. D. Hay-
ward meets Walter Chambers.
to Harbin for the sake of his health
and also for a new outfit.
The next Russian loan will be taken
in Berlin and Amsterdam at the same
rate as the previous issues.
Sny Jap I. ohm Vn 7.MM.
Chefoo. Sept. 23. Russians residing
here claim to have received informa
tion that the Japanese losses in the
last assault on Port Arthur which be
gun sept. in. were i.uuu. a cnina-
man who left the fortress Sept. 2C.
says the Russian losses were between
5ou and Coo.
The Chinaman says the Japanese
were unable to remain in the three
supplementary forts which they cap
tured. Hrpnrteil I.ohm of Ship.
London, Sept. 2S. A news agency
dispatch from Vladivostok says accord
ing to reports from Port Arthur two
Japanese torpedo boats and a Japancso
steamer have been sunk by mines dur
ing the last few days. A Japanese
cruiser of the Nitaka type, was badly
Move on Vladivostok.
Seoul. Sept. 25. via Shanghai, Sept.
2S. In the last 10 days 2,500 Japanese
troops have arrived at Chemulpo and
more are expected. The Japanese au
thorities at Gensan are collecting 4.000
pack ponies for the tise of the army in
its advance northwards along the east
em coast towards Vladivistok.
The advance already has begun.
Sixteen hundred Japanese troops with
five machine guns and 5o0 pack ponies
and 400 coolies, it is reported, have ar
rived at Hamtiung as an advance
Drfrnlril bjr C'OMnrka.
They were fired ujion by the Cos
sacks and lu men were killed and 1"
wounded. The Japanese were com
pletely surprised and retreated. They
are waiting now for the main body to
The garrison at Gensan is being re
inforced from Seoul and Pingyang
The Russians, too. are sending rein
forcements south from Kapsan to ef
fect a juncture with the force at Puk
On account of the great difficulties
experienced in obtaining pack ponies
the Japanese are shipping large quan
tities of supplies north from Gensan by
cargo boat to Yuinhuing.
W inter Campaign Kprrlr4.
The opinion prevails here that north
eastern Korea will be the scene of an
active winter campaign and that the
Japanese occupation of Liaoyang and
Mukden practically will complete the
Manchurian operations till spring
Meanwhile both belligerents are en
deavoring to gain an advantage be
tween the Tumen river and Gensan.
Another Japan Loan.
Tokio. Sept. 2S. The government
has decided to float another domestic
loan of $40,000,000.
OBSTRUCTION UNDER WATER
Would Have Ripped out Vessel's
Bottom Anarchists are
New York. Sept. 23. A carefully
laid plan of an anarchist or a disgrun
tled workman to wreck the new United
States battleship Connecticut has been
discovered in time. The new war
vessel is to be launched tomorrow
morning and the last inspection has
just been completed.
The inspectors found that an ob
struction was planted in the ways un
der the water with the intention of
ripping out the ship's bottom and fur
nishing the most largely attended ship
wreck in history.
Knoufgn to Sinnah Veaael.
What the obstruction was has not
been told, but in the language of an
expert ship builder in the navy yard:
"The fame thing would have happen
ed to it that happens to an express
train when it hits a rock at full speed."
One report has it the obstruction
was a set of stout spikes driven firmly
into the ways, but whoever planted the
obstruction reckoned without the offi
cial inspection which always is made
of the ways before a warship is launch
ed. This is an argument for the anar
chist theory. A workman about the
navy yard probably would have known
Divers were put to work in prepara
tion for the launching and were set to
greasing the ways and looking for the
smallest flaw that might turn the
course of the Connecticut when with
the speed of an express train it nits
the lower ways and glides out into
Ohatrurtlon Jnt t'nder Water.
Just below the low water line they
found an obstruction whose nature is
kept a secret by the navy yard people.
The divers reported the matter at once
and the navy yard officials inspected
"It wasn't an explosive." said a man
about the yard, '"but it would have
done the business for the Connecticut.
In the first place, it would have ripped
out the bottom. Then it would prob
ably have left the ways and smashed
into things. It is plain the obstruc
tion could not have been placed there
by accident. It was there by design.'
Now Heavily tiunrtleil.
There has been a guard of marines
watching the big battleship ever since
it nearcd completion. At once the
guard was increased and electric lights
strung about the vessel.
Divers have gone down and inspect
ed things every day since Saturday.
To be doubly sure they will make a
final inspection just before the launch
BAR MEMBERS DIVIDE
ON TRUST LAV QUESTION
Association at St. Louis Debates
Whether Existing Statutes
St. Louis. Mo.. Sept. 28. The Amer
ican Bar association yesterday divided
on the question of anti-trust legisla
tion, a majority report opposing new
laws until the old ones prove inade
quate to deal with oppressive combina
tions of capital. A minority report
favored repression of the trusts by
taxation. The association deferred
action until its next annual session.
The report on the trust question, inter
national arbitration, the Russo-Japanese
war, law reform, and commercial
law were the features of yesterday's
FRATERNAL CONGRESS OPEN
All Fraternal and Beneficiary Organi
St. Ix)uis, Mo.. Sept.. 2S. The Na
tional Fraternal congress convened in
annual session in the Temple of Fra
ternity at the world's fair yesterday.
The participants include several hun
dred delegates representing all of the
fraternal and beneficiary organizations
of prominence in this country. The
sessions w ill continue several days and
will be devoted to the consideration of
plans for the further protection of the
fraternal organizations from inimical
THE BRITISH LEAVING LASSA
Troops Marching in the Direction of
the Chumbi Valley.
I-ang. Thibet. Sept. 2S. The British
expedition left Lassa Sept. 23. march
ing in the direction of the Chumbi val
Attorneys Fail to Appear.
Chicago. Sept. 2S. The attorneys
for Manager Davis. Business Manager
Noonan and Stage Manager Cummins,
of the ill-fated Iroquois theatre, failed
to appear in conn to plead to the
charges of manslaughter against their
BUT ARE MISTAKEN
Send Out Pickets With Clubs
to Keep Non-Sympathizers
Chicago. Sept. 2S. Seven hundred
children, none over 15 years of age
at the McAllister public school struck
today under the mistaken belief that
the assistant kindergarten teacher was
Have Out Ticket.
Roy pickets carrying plubs threaten
ed violence to any child who dared
enter the school yard.
DEATH IN TROLLEY
WRECK IN OHIO
Passenger and Work Car Collide and
Fifteen are Hurt, Two
Columbus. Ohio, Sept. 2S. A south
bound passenger car on the Scioto
Galley Traction road struck a work car
this morning at Buckeye park, Fair
field county. Fifteen people were
more or less seriously injured, two fa
tally. SAYS WAR WILL BE DECLARED
Gov. Niles of District of Lake Michi
gan Notifies the President.
Washington. I). C. Sept. 2S. "Gov."
William H. Niles of the District of
Lake Michigan will make war on the
United States in an effort to get pos
session of the territory claimed by
him, and. to prevent a charge that he
would take advantage of the govern
ment and catch it napping he frankly
notified the president, the secretary of
war, and the secretary of the navy of
his project, He said hostilities would
begin early in November, just before
election. This time was chosen be
cause Niles thought that on the eve
of an election the government would
capitulate without even tiring a gun.
He is not anxious to have an armed
conflict with the government, but he
declares the employment of force is
the only manner in which he can bring
his case to the attention of the courts
and have it adjudicated.
The president and his two war ad
visers were not panic stricken when
they received the notices, and at mid
night the secretary of f ar had not or
dered the mobolization'of the armv at
Chicago: nor had Secretary Morton or
dered battleships to Lake Michigan.
BOILERS FAULTY; 2,t00 MEN IDLE
Inspection at Pullman Plant Discovers
Startling State of Affairs.
Chicago. Sept. 2S. Three big plants
of the Pullman works hive been order
ed closed by Chief Boiler Inspector
Blaney. who found and condemned 20
defective boilers in the establishments.
As a result 2.000 men w ho were about
to be put to work will remain idle un
til new boilers are installed or the old
ones put into satisfactory condition.
The inspector said that the boilers
were in a dangerous condition and had
been in use since 1SSL
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT RECEIVES
Members of National Congress of Arts
and Science at White House.
Washington. D. C. Sept. 2S. Presi
dent Roosevelt received in the east
room of the White House yesterday
about seventy-five members of the In
ternational Congress of Arts and
Science, headed by the president of
the congress. Prof. Simon Newcomb,
and Prof. Hugo Munsterberg.
To Break Auto Record.
Chicago. Sept. 2S. With a few
friends to cheer him on his way W. F.
Winchester started from the Chicago
Automobile clubhouse in Michigan av
enue at 2 o'clock this morning in an
attempt to break the 72-hour record to
New York City. Although recent rains
have made the roads near Chicago
heavy. Mr. Winchester expects to suc
ceed in his record-breaking attempt.
Cashier Cuts His Throat.
Longford. Kans.. Sept. 2S. J. J. Mar
ty, cashier of the Longford bank, com
mitted suicide yesterday by cutting his
throat. Despondency is supposed to
have caused the deed.
Asked to Pay for Securing Work
Attempt to Smother Investi
gation. Buffalo. N. Y.. Sept. 2S. Whether
this city is to experience a revolution
in municipal reform similar to that
which overtook St. Louis may be de
cided when the grand jury reports to
the court next Thursday. It is the ac
cepted belief that three aldermen are
under indictment, charged with ac
cepting bribes. The suspicion is also
well founded that eight other aldermen
or ex-aldermen are liable to be indict
ed and if they escape consideration by
the present jury tney will receive am
ple attention from the next.
The inquiry now going on is the di
rect result of an attempt to extort
money from John Harrer. a sewer con
tractor. After awarding a contract to
Harrer the sewer committee rescind
ed its action and asked for new bids.
Then two aldermen, whose names have
not been divulged, went to Harrer and
told him that for $4,500 the committee
would let him have the contract.
HefuMfM to 1'nyi I.okm Work.
When Harrer refused to pay, new
bids were asked for.
Harrer and his secretary have told
the grand jury that upon another sew
er contract they paid an aldermanic
Another instance of bribery relates
to a private sewer to a piano keyboard
manufactory involving $l,noo.
Action has been taken also by the
district attorney in connection with
the charge that high officials of the
police department have been selling
mining stock to -concert hall and sa
loonkeepers. Trylnit to Stop Inquiry.
Attempts are being made to stop
the investigation and to prevent alder
men who are in the prosecutor's net
telling of boodling carried on on an
extensive scale by other aldermen and
high city officials.
Contracts for electric lighting,
street clepning and garbage collecting
were awarded recently in defiance of
public sentiment at exorbitantly high
figures, and the district attorney's
staff is bending every effort to bring
out the facts.
It is openly charged that a contract
ors' ring receives all the municipal
contracts and that the profits :ire di
vided among the members of the board
of aldermen and the ring.
Two Hundred and Sixty Alleged Of
fenders Arraigned at
New York. Sept. 2s. Charged with
violations of the naturalization laws,
2C0 alleged offenders were arraigned
yesterday at a special session of the
criminal branch of the United States
circuit court. The federal grand jury
also handed down 14S additional indict
ments in naturalization fraud cases.
Only 15o of the accused were able to
plead during the day's session, and
sentence was suspended in all but five
cases. A plea of guilty was entered
by M. O. Wier of Brooklyn, whose cit
izenship papers were obtained irreg
ularly. He paid a fine of $500. ,
similar plea was also interposed in be
half of A. G. Pratt, a civil engineer,
who appeared as Wier's witness in the
securing of the latter's papers. Pratt
paid a fine of $:;oi. Assistant United
States District Attorney Marx said yes
terday that 1,400 certificates of citizen
ship Irregularly secured were surren
dered by their holders during the :'.0
days beginning Aug. 25 and ending
Sept. 25. That the possessors of fraud
ulent papers might not suffer, the fed
eral officials allowed "0 days in which
they might be surrendered.
Lady Curzon Worse.
Iondon, Sept. 2S. The latest bulle
tins from Walmer castle concerning
the condition of Lady Curzon are dis
couraging. The improvement shown
in the morning was not maintained
during the day and when the bulletin
was given out at o'clock last even
ing it was stated that the patient was
greatly exhausted. The attending phy
sicians confessed that the condition of
I-ady Curzon was critical.
Murderer Must Hang.
Chicago. Sept. 28. Twice take
from the shadow of the gallows by the
governor. Frank Lewandowski, a self
confessed wife murderer, must be
hanged day after tomorrow. The gov
ernor yesterday declined to interfere
Hounds Trace Incendiaries.
Ogden. Iowa. Sept. 2S. Bloodhounds
traced Eton and Earl Hayer to the
home of their father. Ora Hayer. a
prominent farmer, and the boys have
been summoned before the grand jury
in connection with the investigation of
a series of incendiary fires.
TIRADE AGAINST LABOR
Denies Authorship of Missive and
Starts Inquiry Which Uncov
ers a Joke.
New York, Sept. 2S. The Evening
Post today says: "The letter alleged
to have been received by Michael J.
Donnelly purporting to be one sent by
President Roosevelt was copied from
an editorial in the Evening Post Aug.
1, in which it was explicitly stated to
be a letter which the president might
have written with advantage to him
self and countrv. In other words, it
was a confessedly imaginary letter
written tor the sake of. bringing out
certain truths with regard to the meat
Donnelly Dt-nifM It.
Chicago. Sept. 2S. President Don
nelly, of the Amalgamated Meat Cut
ters' and Butchers' union, flatly denied
today ever having received a letter
purporting to come from President
Washigton. Sept. 2S. President
Roosevelt is gunning for the person
or persons who concocted a clumsily
forged letter purporting to have been
written by him to Michael Donnelly,
president of the Butcher Workmen's
union and printed in the Miner's mag
azine of Denver, the organ of the West
ern Federation of Miners, in its issue
of Sept. 22. The subject, matter of the
letter dealt with the recent stockyards
strike and labor conditions in general,
and to t host who may have believed m
its genuineness it showed clearly that
the president was hostile to trades
unions. As a consequence the presi
dent and his ixditical friends anil man
agers are furious.
May Hellrve Apnthy.
From the feeling in the White House
over the affair it stems probable that
the apathy of the campaign may be en
livened a bit by a campaign hunt for
campaign liars, with arrests for for
gery, if the guilty parties are rounded
up. and a prospective suit for libel.
Secretary loeb already has taken the
initiative, looking toward the appre
hension and conviction of the forger.
SjlJM it YI t'liMl.
Milwaukee, Sept. 2X. The Wisconsin
Toiler is a paper purporting to be a
labor organ published in Kan Claire.
Wis. The editor of the Toiler claims
the letter in question was handed him
by a member of the machinists' union
of that city who
from another paper.
says ho clipped it
Annllirr Den lit I.
Asheville. N. ('.. Sept. 2. "Abso
lutely false," says president Roosevelt
in a letter to the republican commit
tee of this state, referring to state
ments made in a speech by R. B. Glenn,
democratic candidate for governor of
North Carolina. Mr. Roosevelt, denies
several statements by Capt. Glenn,
among which was the assertion that
the president had said that confederate
veterans were no better than anarch
ists. "The southern man cannot vote for
Roosevelt," said Capt. Glenn, "because
he says there runs through your veins
and mine a coarse streak of cruel bar
barism. No white man can vote for
him because he believes in social equal
ity with the negro."
Capt. Glenn said he did not believe
in educating negroes beyond reading,
writing and arithmetic. His election
is conceded by his opponent, Charles
Harris, by a majority of 75,000.
TWO CONVENTIONS AT ONCE
Forty-fifth Illinois Senatorial District
Scene of Unusual Split.
Springfield, 111.. Sept. 2S. Republi
cans of the Forty fifth senatorial dis
trict yesterday held a double conven
tion and named two sets of candidates
for the assembly. The Cullom faction
named Charles Fetzer. of Sangamon,
and Frank .1. Heinl. of Morgan.
The Yates faction named Abner G.
Murray ami Frederick Overstreet, both
if Sangamon. The contesting delega
tions met in the same room and did
business at the same time, with two
chairmen, amid a scene of great con
fusion. Maj. Adams Dead.
San Francisco. Sept. 2. Maj. Thom
as Adams, assistant inspector general
at the Presidio, died yesterday as the
result of a fracture of the skull sus
tained last Saturday night when he
was accidentally struck by a street
Professor Shoots Himself.
Philadelphia, Pa.. Sept. 2S Edgar
W. Manning, professor of German in
the Central high school, committed
suicide by shooting himself through
William Siegler Injured.
Collenders Point, Conn., Sept. 2S.
William Siegler. capitalist and arctic
exploration enthusiast, was seriously
injured in a runaway accident last
night. He will recover.
Platform Gives Way and
Two Hundred Suffer.
HAPPENS IN DELAWARE
Crash Comes as Schooner
Glides From Ways
Milford. Del.. Sept. 2S The moans
of more than two hundred maimed and
suffering victims hurled bv a broken
scaffold to the ground nearly feet
below silenced the strains of the na
tion anthem sung by school children
guests, as the new schooner Charles
.1. Bumas glided from the ways at the
Abbott yard on the banks of Mispil
lion river yesterday afternoon.
With the crash came n panic. In
which the absence of death seems al
most miraculous. The victims, mostly
women and children, were piled lti
heaps among the fallen timbers. Near
ly a score were seriously injured and
more than a hundred were cut and
i:reeel for lilli!ren.
The scaffold had been erected for
the school children, from which to
view the launching and to accommo
date the choir that was to sing the
national airs. The gang plank leading
to the ship was crowded. It was ele
vated :!0 feet high. Fearing some ac
cident might happen, orders were giv
en that no more people should get on
board. This left the bulk of the crowd,
nearly 200. to rush back on the plank.
causing the underpinning to give way
and the scaffolding to fall just as the
vessel was gliding into the water.
WRITER OF OFFENSIVE
LETTERS PUT IN
Man Who Annoyed President and
Asked J. J. Hill to Establish
Diamond Standard in Jail.
Fort. Dodge, Iowa. Swpt. 2S.
Charged with writing and sending of
fensive letter to President Roosevelt.
Miss Roosevelt, ami Helen Gould, a
man giving his name as Kdward Dal
heimer has been arrested by the Unit
ed States authorities and has been
lodged in jail at Fort Dodge. It is said
the prisoner also wrote to .7. J. Hill
asking him to have the gold standard
changed to diamonds.
DR ZEIGLER MAKES CLAIM
Says He Wants $100,000 From Estate
For Professional Services.
Chicago. Sept. 2S Dr. L. C. II. K.
Zeigler will lay claim to $loo.oou of
the estate of Mrs. James 1 1. McVIcker.
This was the statement of his claim
against the es'ate of the woman he
served as medical attendant for live
years made by Dr. Zeigler. He will
base his claim on an alleged contract
for that amount, entered into between
himself and Mrs. McVicker when ho
first entered her service in s;:i. Dr.
Zeigler, who has maintained the strict
est secrecy regarding the existence of
the contract and its provisions, showed
the paper yesterday. It is signed "Har
riet G. McVickcr," bears a notary's
seal, and is witnessed. The lnstru
nunt bears the date of Doc. ID. ISM,
and provides that $100,000 a to be
paid to Dr. Zeigler out of the estate
of Mrs. McVicker after her death.
It fun her provides that no payments
for medical services shall be made
during the lifetime of Mrs. McVicker.
POLITICS AT NORTHWESTERN
Secretary Shaw Endeavors to Instill
Republicanism in Students.
Chicago. 111., Sept. 2. Secretary
Shaw delivered a political speech last
night to the students of Northwestern
university. The speech was devoted
largely to the tariff.
FARMERS' CONGRESS OPENS
First Day of Twenty-fourth Session
Devoted to Speech-Making.
St. Iui3. Mo., S'-pt. 23. The 21th
annual farmers' national congress
opened here yesterday. The session
was devoted to welcoming address and
THE RECEIPTS ARE INCREASING
Report of Internal Revenue Receipts
Shows a Gain Over August, 1903.
Washington, D. C. Sept. 2S. The
monthly statement of collections of
the internal revenue shows that for
August, H)01. the receipts were $lf,
2l W.K an increase over August,