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FIFTY-SIXTH YE All. NO.
THE ARGUS, FRIDAY. JULY 11), 11)07.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Returned Teacher Here
to Arouse Opposition
to Present Rule.
EMPEROR STEPS OUT
Mikado's Government Disclaims
All Knowledge of Reason for
Action of Premier.
New York, .Inly 19. Declaring tint
Japanese control over Korea was de
bauching the- Koreans and fast ten 1
ing to complete the eradication ot Ko
rea as a rtate, Homer 1!. nullum, for
many years enai'.ed in educational
Woik in Korea, is hero today on a
mission fioni Korea to briir; to th.
attention of the I'nitoi! States !-nt rti
Ulelit and people, of the country ooiui
tions which now exist in Korea uiitli-r
the Japanese protect.)! a ie.
Hiilbiirt declares Japanese are d''
spoiling Koreans of their lands anl
industries, witli t lie seeming design of
diiving them from the territory tint
Japanese may occupy if lor them
pelves, llulhitrt paid the sendhi ot a
Korean tie-legation to Tile ila'i
Japan had made a pretext to coerce th"
emperor and so gain further control
I'Vi-In C'jimi Hopi-lrs.
Koreans tiro in despair and the em
peror himself feels the hopelessness of
ihv situation, llulhurt said the accession
of the rrowti prince to the thro. to
would nuati no chance for the hotter
in the intolerable conditions. The
piinre was a perfect prototype of his
faith, a man of good education and dis
position to he fair and further the ma
terial well hems of his people, hut
somewhat larking in those (ptalities of
resoluteness and executive ahility Ihtit
differentiates I lie natural ruler of men
and the complacent head id' a r.tn-o
whose only qualification lor office is
the right of birth.
Tokio, Japan, July lit. A dispatch
from Seoul says the emperor ronvenei;
morning (Friday). The cabinet minis-1
tors waited in an adjoining room while
the emperor conferred with the eld- r
Alter two hours' confoivnei his ma
jetty finally yielded and made up hi
mind to abdicate.
Mut-li 1"iir!t I'ri-vnlls.
it was tiecnieit to neiiti 1 tie atniication
reiemoiiy at M o'tdock this morning.
Much unrest prevails about the palace,
and at another place- a crowd eii 2,u'i-i
is asst mbled. A portion of this crowd
assaulted the eiflioe eif the Daily K.i
kunin, but the mob was dispersed be
fore heavy damage was indicted.
Seoul. July 10. Enraged crowds are
asrt mbled at various places throughout,
the city, and inflammatory documents
ngainst the Japanese are1 being freely
distributed. Serious collisions, it is be
lieve'd. will take place' tonight between
the police and the rioters. Marquis Ito
neit likely tei resent to extreme meas
ures of repression until mild means of
pacification have been exhausted.
Without 1'rli-nil in Kiirii.
London, July 19. The emperor rf
Kr.ua is without friends among the
governments eif Kurope sufficiently in
terested in the status of the ancient
Korean Empire to interpose1 a word 1.1
Jaiinn In tlir Ilnrkf
Tokio. July 19. Speculation is rife
among foreigners hero as te the- origin
of the idea pressing the nhdicatiem of
the emperor of Korea. It is definitely
known, however, Marquis Itfi was only
a Rilent spectator of the event and that
the idea originated with the premier.
Marquis Saiemji, strongly supported by
the ministers of agriculture and justice,
both of whom are strongly in favor eif
a life eif exile in Japan for the retired
It is believed wisdom and resource
fulness will prevent the spread of any
agitation likely to menace the general
peace eif Korea.
OMAHA MAN WEDS COUNTESS
Frank T. Hamilton Wins the Heart of
a Spanish Noblewoman.
Omaha, July R). Omaha society was
(surprised yesterday by the announce
ment of the engaement of Frank T.
Hamilton, vice president eif the; Mer
chants' National bank and president of
the Omaha Gas company, to Countess
Louise IX Cistue. Mr. Hamilton met
the countess, who is a Spaniard, will!
visiting in Rome last winter. His sis
ter. Miss Mae Hamilton, a few week?
ago brought the fair Spaniard t j
Omaha a3 her guest, and she has ben
seta at numerous social functions
since that time
wedding will he
It is understood th-:
from the home of Mrs
in California in tho
SEEN FIRST TIME
Detective McPartland Who Has
Gathered Most of Evi
dence in Boise Court
TO LISTEN TO ARGUMENTS
Formal Motion That Jury Be Instruct
ed for the Defense Again Denied
Pleas Will Be Long.
Boise. July l'.t. Judge Wood an
i.otinced at the opening of the Hay
wood case this morning he would give
a decision on the questions argued yes
terday this aftt moon. Court adjourn
ed until 2 o'clock, whvn Hawley will
open for the state.
Will Taki- ii lliij.
Hawley is not expected to conclude
before1 tomorrow afternoon. He will he
followed by Richardson for the defense.
To preserve the record. Kichardson
again today moved the jury ho instruct
ed to n turn a verdict of not guilty on
tiie ground the defendant. Haywood,
had not been connected by the e vi
lli nro with the crime alleged. The mo
tion was denied.
tl-l'itrll:iiiil in url.
For the first time since the trial
started James McParlland. the don o
tivo whose name has been often men
tioned in connection with the semi-ins
el evidence against the Western Fed
eration of Miners, was in the court
room today. He had come to listtn to
tiie ru cttnients in the case and attract
ed con: iderahle attention.
I'.oise, July 19. Clarence Harrow
spoke for an hour and a half of th:
morning; sesion yesterday.
Stnator Borah replied in the after
noon and was followed bv K. F. ltioa-
ardson. The point argued was tho '
proportion to exclude from consider
ation by the jury the evidence of do
tense to show, by proof of deportation
of miners from and employment of de
tectives iu the Cripple Creek district
that the conspiracy was formed anions
mine owners and citizens to prevent.
employnv-nt of members of the
ein reiteration ot Aimers.
BOOST THREAD 10 CENTS
Price of Cotton Soon to Be Boosted
Again by the Combine.
Now York. July 1'.). Cotton thread.
a short time ago tiie most stable
. .... .. ,. ,,, t.,,.i,. cm,, .1,,
Ol pin e 01 .in nit; iii" , .-t-ini- m
price is to be
for ." cents a spool, is te)
again, so that the retail
M cents. Ceitton thread
use is manufactured al
most exedusively by tho cotton com
bine'. Increased cost eif iav material
and an advance in wages is the reason
given for the contemplated inere-ase in
price. Independent manufacturers de
dare that neither of the reasons is
good, for wheal eotton was selling much
higher than it is now thread retailed
for si cents.
MIDSHIPMAN CRUSE iS DEAD
Tenth Victim of Explosion on the Geor
gia Dies of Injuries.
Roston. July R). Midshipman James
F. Cruse of the battleship !eergia died
today. Ho is the Kith man to (I10 as
a result of the powder explosion in tin
turret of the Georgia Monday.
Thatcher is Buried.
Wilmington, Del.. July 19. Impres
sivo funeral services, including solouvi
reeiuiem mass were held today over
the body of William J. Thatcher, th
veiling turret captain of the hatlleshia
Cloorgia. one of the victims of the ex
JANUARY GETS HIS RELEASE
President Pardons Reformed Man Im
prisoned for Old Crime.
Fein Leavenworth. Kan., July 10.
William January, alias Charks W. An
derson, for whom a petition containing
tho signatures of 50,000 persons was
presented to President Roosevelt three
months ago. was released from the fed
rial prison here today. Anderson will
ictnrn tei Kansas City and engage in
Storm at St. Joseph.
St. Joseph. July Rt. A tornado and
tremendous rain did heavy damage in
St. Joseph and vicinity last night
Houses were wrecked, street railway
tracks teirn out. cellars flooded, and
crops leveled. There were no fatali
ties. McLean Has Not Escaped.
Tangier, July 19. Reports that Caid
Sir Harry McLean had succeeded in
escaping from the hands of the bandit,
Raisuli. now appear to be untrue.
CLUBBED TO DEATH
Twenty-five Out of a Party of 37
Russian Emigrants Killed
WERE ON WAY TO AMERICA
Started to Cross Frontier Without Pass
ports Women and Children
ntidapost, July 1!. A newspaper
rays that Russian .Tows started to
cross the Austrian frontier at nig'it
without passports, their destination be
ing "Aim t ica. Tlx y were waylaid by
peasants in the village of Izwinitz for
the purpose of robbery. Twenty-five,
including women and children, were
clubbed To (hath. The frontier guards
arrested several of the murderers.
Ti Wnrlik 'onlim-nti'il.
St. Petersburg, July Rt. The now
newspaper. Ketch, has been confiscat
ed for printing articles from its war
eoriospondent predicting war between
Russia and China.
SCHOOL BOARDS ARE WARNED
Superintendent Blair Hits Illegal
penditures and Asks Reports.
Springfield. 111.. July l'.t. Trustee-?
of public schools thiougohut the sta'e
of Illinois are warned against the il
legal expenditure of school funds an 1
notified to make a report of the con
ditions of all schools in a circuit!
which is being sent out by State Sup
erintendent of Public Instrncti. mi
Francis J Til air." Among other things,
the circular states that the reports fo
the year ending June "it. 19oi!, disolo.-o
an .expenditure of $21.1:12.9 for inci
dental expenses by trustees of schoo l
I which was unauthorized, and therefor
JAPANESE SHIPS SEIZED
Crews of Two Sealing Vessels to B2
Tried on Charge of Poaching.
Washington. July Ri. The state de
partment has boon informed that the
revenue cutter Manning, on July '.
seized two Japanese lishing schooners,
the Nitlo Main and the Kahno, near
the seal island of St. Paul. Roth i.f
I he vessels wore- equipped lor sealing
and there were fresh sealskins iu
1 ho crows were coin
ed to I'ngi, whore they will be tried 01
the charge of violating the sealing
regulations. As the case appears ,1
bo -an ordinary one of poaching it is
not expected any diplomatic incide-i';
IWN ELOQUENCE OPENS UP STORY OF
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, PASTOR'S SINS
Lincoln. Neb , July l'.t. Disgraced by
iho force of his own eloquence, Rev.
W. I. Ft rguson. pastor eif the First
Methodist church of ' I'niversitv Place,
a siitiurii, was suspe'intou irom tno
hutch yesterday for illicit relations
with Mrs. Jane Cross, a member eif his
congregation, wita whom lie boarded.
Last Sunday morning Mr. Ferguson
delivered (inn of the most powerful ser
mons which his congre'gat ion eve r had
heard. Its subjort was pure living.
With all the force and edoqiu nee that
years eif pulpit speaking he is 50
jcars edd had taught him, Mr. Fergu
son appealer! tei tho men and women
of his flock to live clean lives. That,
ho said, was the first duty of everv
person. He dwelt on tho misery caused
when mothers and fathers departed
from the path of virtue.
IlenrM Sormon: 'iinf'KoM.
Mrs. Cross was in the congregation.
Like his other hearers, she was deeply
moved. She went to tho members of
the church board the next day ami con
fessed that she and Mr. Ferguson had
been guilty eif the very offense which
the pastor had warned his charge
against. It was tho erring minister's
wn sermon which had induced her to
Seven Me'thodist clergymen from
nearby churches were railed together
GOV. VARDAMAN PARDONS MRS. BIRD
SONG; UNWRITTEN LAW HIS GROUNDS
Jackson, Miss.. July R). Governor
Vardaman yesterday, eiver the protest
of 1,000 of her neighbors, granted a
full and unconditional pardein to Mrs.
Angle Birdsong, who was convicted of
the killing of Dr. Butler in Copiah
county a year ago. The pardon was
Insert practically em the unwritten law.
The governor gave beith sides a pa
tient hearing which lasted about two
hours. Both sides were represented
by attorneys. In granting the pardon,
tne governor summed up tno case a?
shown iu and out of tho records. He
referred to the fact that Dr. Butler had
been the family physician and indica
ted such a position gave him certain
The facts show that the physician
talked about his relations with" Mrs.
Birdsong to at least three persons and
Mob Threatens Four Ital
ians Convicted of
Killing a Boy.
SAVED FROM GALLOWS
Governor Blanchard of Louis
iana Declares Law Shall
Take Its Course.
Xew Orleans. July l'.i. As a pre
cautionary measure two more com
mands of troops wen- sent this morn
ing from here to Hahnville where t In
jury yesterday brought in a verdict ef
guilty without capital punishment in
the' case of four Italians charged with
kidnapping little Walter Liunair-.
There is still some talk of lynching
but (lovernor Rlanohard announced
this morning the Jaw would take iis
course if it became necessary to order
out all the state trViops.
'Inn oiiiiniiii Out.
Hahnville, La.. July l'.i. Two com
panies of militia were last night order
ed here to protect from threatened
lynching the four Italians convicted
"without capital punishment" of the
complicity in the murder of little Wal
ter Lamana of Xew Orleans, who was
kidnaped and strangled almost a mouth
Those convicted are Campisciano,
Mrs. Campisciano, Tony Costa, and
Jury Out I.", Miniiti-N.
The verdirt was readied just before
dark at night, after the jury had been
out l.'i minute's, and at the- dose of a
four days' trial full of excitement.
Absolute silence greeted the fore
man's announcement. The spectators
j listened quietly whil
,ed that their vcVdic
bile the jury deelar-
lict was unanimous.
and then court adjourned. An hour af
terwards it was reported that prepara
tions for a lynching were under wav.
A physician of local prominence pave
enit a statement derlaring that "the
good people of St. Charles rcpue'.iato
nd a two-days' trial was held, which
emh'd yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Creiss
was determined to cemceal nothing.
She said tho pastor had won her atTe-c-tion,
and that she was unable to resist
his advance's. She admitted she had
accompanied him to hotels, and had
improper relations with him in her
envn hemic as we 11. Even the oastor s
study, Mrs. Cross testified, was not f reo
Iloi-lilfM til ICfvi'iil All.
When she heard Mr. Ferguson's ser
mon Siimday, site said, she realized the
significance of her conduct and deter
mined to make' what amends she could
anel expose? tiie man whe demanded
elean lives in others.
Milton Rurke, cashier of t ho First
National bank, and Mrs. Josephine
Rreiwn. ge-neral secre'tary of the Young
Woman's Christian association, alsotes
t'fiod, correibeirating much eif Mrs.
During the early Sti's Mr. Ferguson
was a minister in New York City. For
five years he was president eif tho Ce'ti
tenary College Institute at Ilacke tisack
-V .1.. and later lie was nasteir eif a
Newark church. He spent several
years in Leis Angedes and Redlands,
Cal., before coming to Nebraska a year
ago. For many years he has occupied
a prominent place in the Methodist
had shown to another a confidential
note which he cr.Med a love letter from
Mrs. Birdsong, chiding and upbraiding
him for not coming to see her.
'.'Perhaps some might put it on the
giouud of its being the fury of a wo
man scorned." said the governor, "but
the stubborn, fact remains that had it
been a man, a male member of her
family who shot Dr. Butler for the
same offense, that man would never
have been convicted. This would be
admitted by everybody."
Attorney McNair, for the protostants,
suggested that the facts showed thit
the intimacy was forced upon Dr. But
ler, or at least that Mrs. Birdsong was
largely responsible for it. The gover
nor said it was just about the average,
case, and that the strtmg man should
protect the weak woman.
union stands pat
Telegraphers Refuse to Accept
Concessions of Compa
nies at Frisco.
OFFERED 25 PER CENT MORE
President Clowry of Western Union
Denies Emphatically Any Ad-
vances Were Made.
Oakland, Cal., July 19. The striking
commercial telegraphers yesterday re
fused by standing veite to accept con
cessions framed by the national execu
tive committee. The Western Uniem
anel Reistal Telegraph companies con
cessions were declined. They off e reel
25 per cent increase in pay after the
telegraphers were at work and would
take back all but three strikers.
President Small yesterday afternoon
tedegra phod tho result of the union's
action tei headquarters at Chicago.
( Tunry l ".iil-r I ten In I.
New York, July 10. When he learn
ed tho striking telegraphers' meeting
at Oakland, Cal., had voted to refuse
ceiiicessions offered by the Western
Cnion. including, it was stated, 25 per
cent increase eif pay after telegraphers
wore at work. President Clowry of tho
Western Union said that he wished to
unqualifiedly deny any advance in sal
aries had boon promised tho strikers.
FIREMEN HANG UP
State Tournament at Kewanee Brings
Out Some Surprisingly Good
Kewanee, 111., July R). New wevrld's.
records in twei events wore set at the
slate firomen's tourney yesterday af
ternoon. Areola did the Hag race. Cod
yards, in f:i 1-5 seconds. The former
record was fit 1-5.
Peru sj.t a icv rerorel in the -50-yard
hose race. Time, 0:'JI.
Feillowing is a summary ef events:
Flag race Arceila, 0:03 1-5; Peru,
ti:00 4-5; Farmington. 0:0$ 1-5.
Coupling ceintost Riverdale, 4 4-5;
Peru. 5; Farmington, 12.
Novedty coupling ceintest Peru,
in mvortiaio. ji ,:-:.
Ileiok and ladde r race Areola, 3C 4-5;
Fiiwardsvilh'. 41 3-5; Farmington.
Hose race Peru, H4; Farmington,
35 4-5; Ve nice'. 41.
Hub and hub hose race Areola, first ;
Peru, second. Time, 0:24.
Half mile; hose horse rae'e' Kewane'o,
1:4!) 1-5; Princeton. 1:50. Prize, $20.).
the verdict." and calling it a "prosti
tution of justice."
Would Lynch Only Mrn.
The lynching reports appeared as far
as New Orleans and the local officers
were apprehensive that a party might
be made up in that city to aid in such
an atte mpt. The distance between here
and New Orleans is about 20 miles.
Only three of the prisoners were men
tioned in these- rumors of violence, tho
name eit Mrs. Camtuascano being eimit-
tcd. The verdict was generally satis
factory in her case. The others arc the
woman's husband, and Collagero CJen
dusa and Tony Ceista.
Unique Craft First of Kind to
Appear on the Mississippi
at This Point.
PLATFORM AT THE STERN
Engine and Paddle Wheel Revolve, Da
ing Away With Rudder and
Giving Better Control,
Perhaps the most novel craft which
nas visited tnose waters m some
time is the steamer Willena which a
riveel yesterday from the north an 1
tied up on the? Davenport side of tho
river. The boat is novel in that It is
rudderle-ss and fs steered by a turn
table. It is a stern wheeler and th
engine room and frame of the paddle
wheel arc built on a turntable, which
also contains the tank of gasedin?
which furnishes the motive power ef
the craft. This turntable is connected
with the pilot house by means of aa
endless chain and revolves very easily
Instead of being connected with th-?
paddle wheel by means of a crank, the
engine is connected to the wheel wkh
a chain. The engine operates th
same as any other gasoline engine and
the boat is made to go forward and
backward by means of a bevel gear.
Otic gear is used to gei forward an 1
another to go backward. The mechan
ism is so constructed that the bent
can be made to travel at any desired
Owird hr Iavrntor,
The boat Is owned by W. II. Farney
of Chicago, who is the patentee of thejsion down the river.
BUT FOUR DEAD AS RESULT
OF HEAT PROSTRATIONS
new turntable steering device. It wis
built last fall by the Oshkosh Heiat com
pany at Oshkosh. Wis., and was taken
on a trip up the Wisconsin river. This
summer Mr. Farney is making a trip
down the Mississippi from Oshkosh to
St. Louis and it stopping at different
points along the route. Alter reach
ing St. Louis he intends tei journey up
the Illinois river.
It is claimed by the patentee thf.t
the turn table device can rock the
boat off any sandbar which it chances
to strike. The craft has already becii
released a number of times from sand
bars em which it has run almost its
I-"nt 1. 11 11 ii-h CmiifN llrrr.
A new and fast launch has been
added to the tri-city lloe't through tho
purchase by W. II. and F. C. Gosch of
Davenport of the Lamb I, the craft
that won tho first prizes in the re
gatta across the river last season. The
name of the boat has been changed to
the M.ircolla. It was brought down
from Clinton last evening.
The Ruth, Emily ami W. W. we.v?
down and the two first named, the
Prescott and Frontenac went up. The
Helen Blair was in from tho south.
The stage of water was S.lu all day.
Margaret Magill Declares Ac
cused Clinton, III., Man
MOTHER WAS NOT MURDERED
Prosecution Declared to Have Been In
stituted by an Aunt who Hated
the First Mrs. Magill.
San Francisco. July l!i Margaret
Magill, daughter of Fred II. Magill of
Clinteiti, III., has made an explicit state
ment in regard to tho matter of her
father and step-mother on the' charge
of murdering the first Mrs. Magill.
Annt Jlnu-tt- Hollwr.
Miss Magill says the prosecution is
all spite work ein the part f an aunt
who has always hated the first Mrs. Ma
gill. Miss Magill says she and Fay
Oraham have always heen chums and
that Fay and Margaret's mother were
the best of friends.
Miss Magill positively identified let
ters purporting to have boon written
by her mother as being in her nioth-
GET SIGHT OF A
Trainmen at Campbell's' Island Try ti
Pull Body to Land, But it Slip
ped Out of Reach.
While crossing the dam from Camu-
bell's island last evening just before
dark, the trainmen em eui eif the Ea-t
Moline cars saw a floater iu the wal-.T
ihove the- dam. They did not stop
then, hut on their return some time
later, endeaveired to recover the body.
It was found that the bodv had neither
arms nor head. In trying to pull it in
the trainmen lost hold of the body, an.l
it slipped over tho bank and em dowti
TO GIVE UP THE NAMES
Charges of Former Rock Island Pastor
Against Beer Drinking Members
of Flock Taken Up.
Rev. T. W. draftem, formerly pastor
of Memorial Christian church in this
city and now located at Anderso'i.
Intl., has be'en lined 2" for contempt
eif court because he re fused to elivulge
the names of members of his churc'i
who he. declared from the. pulpit had
purchased beer 011 Sunday. Empty
bottles had been exhibited during tho
sermon to prove the pastor's stal -
EXCURSIONS ON THE RIVER
W. W. is Scheduled for Several Short
Trips From Local Port.
1 ne peistomee clerks are arranging
a moonlight excursion on the steam r
W. W. for Aug. 22, the first outing of
its kind ever undertaken by the iost-
offiee clerks. The people from S
John's Methodist church were taken
on the W. W. this morning for a trip
down the river to Lin wood and when
the boat returns this evening a moon
light excursion will be given for th
benefit eif Ilethany home. Teimorro v
afternoon the W. V. will leave at
o'clock on an excursion trip to L.
Claire and return arriving here on the
return trip at 7:30 o'clock, after which
the Ben Hur lodge of Davenport
scneduieei to run a moonlight excur
Fully 2,500 Philadelphi
ans Overcome Watch
ing Elks' Parade.
FEW CASES SERIOUS
Thousands Leaving City for
Seashore, Jamestown Expo
sition and Their Homes.
Philadelphia, July 19. Of the thou
sands of persems overceime by the heat
while watching the Eiks parade yester
day about a hundred spent the night
in the hospitals. Many of them were
discharge d today. The deaths tue di
rectly to the heat and humidity num
bered four. There are about a rtoze.i
case s considered serious by the hospi
tal physicians. The elead were resi
de nts of this city.
I.IUm l.rnvinic rity.
The big leatur -f Elks week being
over, thousands eif visitors left town to
day either for the various se-asheire re
sorts. Jamestown exposition, or their
n- 2'IHI Ovi-ri-mnr.
Philadelphia. Pa., July 1!. It is
timated that 2,iiiio persons were pros
trated by the heat yesterday during
the progress of tho Elks parade. Tho
parade was one of the greatest ever
seen m mis city 111 years and it is es
timated that more- than half a million
persons crowded into the broad street
to view the spectacle. It was the hot
test of the summer and long before the
paradc.vtarted the spectators were fail
ing by the dozens. Tho sun was broil
ing hot and the humidity nnusual'y
high. Every hospital in the city wis
brought into service after those nea--est
the route of tho parade were cowrt
ed to the last inch. Physicians weie
so buy that 110 names were taken.
State Redistricted by Board of
Charities as to Inmatesof
EFFECTS AT WATERT0WN
Cook County Quota Removed From
Local Institution Dr. Taylor
is Well Pleased.
Springfield. 111., July 1!. In com
pliance with tho new law for the com
ph to state care for the insane, tho
state board eif charities has divided Il
linois into six new" districts as the pre
liminary step in removing the insane
from Illinois county almhouses into
For geographical reasons the quota
of insane from Cook county, which for
merly wont to the institution at Wa
tettown, will be divided between the
Elgin and Kankakee districts in the
taiio of 9 per cent of cases to Elgiu
and CI to Kankakee, deducting l.MiO
cases for the? Cook county hospital for
the insane at Dunning.
Dr. Taylor U llrnH.
Dr. W. E. Taylor, superintendent of
the hospital at Watertown. is much
pleased over the prospective results of
he new eirdcr at the Watertown insti
tution. As a result of the change 321
of the incurable insane from Cook coun
ty will lie transferred to the Kankakee
and Elgin asylums. Watertown dis
trict will receive the quotas of the
counties of Doom', DoKalb, La Salle,
mil Grundy, and will lose the counties
of Cook. Peoria, Marshall, and Putnam.
Dr. Tayleir anticipates that the change
will bring to the institution a better
class of patie'iits than those of Cook
InrronniK the Xamlirr.
The number of inmates at the hos
pital will, however, be increased from
173 to 1,500 as a result. The removal
eif the patients under the new arrange
ment will bo ceimmenced Sept. 1.
The redistricting of the state is done
with a view to the removal 5f patients
from the infirmaries to the hospitals,
the new law providing that the state
must care for all insane people in these
Wife Sues for Divorce.
Mrs. Bertha Merchant has filed a bill
for divorce from her husband. Edward
Merchant. She charges cruelty. They
were mairleel Feb. 2C, 1904, at Gales
burg, and lived together until May 15.
1905. Schriver & Schriver represent