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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGU
FIFTY-SIXTH YEAH. NO. 288.
THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1907.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
OIL TRUST PROFITS ARE
1,000 PER GENT U A YEAR
Amazing Figures Made
Public at New York
Common Ownership of Stock
of Several Subsidiary Con
cerns Made Clear.
New York, Sept. IS. Profits of moro
than 1,000 per cent per year are made
by the Standard Oil company of Indi
ana, the corporation sentenced to pay
a fine of $29,240,000 by Judge Landis
in Chicago. The company's profits for
1900 were $10,51C.0O0. In l!io:j they
were $8,753,000, and the total for the
two years business was $19.110500.
The. Standard Oil company of New'Jer
sey owns 9,990 shares of the Indiana
company's stock. The Indiana com
pany Is capitalized at $1,000,000.
Not Half In Ilvl.l-n.ln.
The dividends paid by thp Standard
Oil company of Indiana last year ag
gregated $1,495,000, a little more than
$G,0o0,000 less than the profits.
The figures were presented today in
the federal proceedings against the
Standard Oil company of New Jersey.
The statement as presented shows the
profits of the Standard of Indiana were
greater than the profits of any other
company whose figures were given ex
cept tlie Standard Oil company of New
York. The dividends and profits of
the 10 other subsidiary corporations
TellM oi 0n'rNliI.
When the hearing in the govern
ment's suit against the Standard Oil
company was resumed today Clarence
G. Fay, assistant comptroller of t'.i?
Standard, was recalled. He was cpies
tioued about the income of the C. I.I.
Pratt Investment company. He said
the income from this source in 1902
was $157,400 and that money was paid
over to the Stiadard by C. M. Pratt,
who yesterday testified he held sto.'.k
in the Waters-Fierce Oil company of
Texas for the Standard and that the
Standard company held stock in lh3
Pratt Investment company In lieu o
-Waters-Pierce Oil company stocks.
I'rofllM Madr l'ubllc.
New York. Sept. 18. In eight years,
Xroni 1899 to 1906, the profits of the
Standard Oil company of New Jersey
reached the enormous total of $ 19 I
315,934, the average annual profit be
In the same period the sum of $30S.
359.40:i, or mni-2 than $:W,5'i),oim each
year, was distributed among the share
holders. The capital stock of the com pan
is $98,3."S,3S2. Het ween 1S99 and 1901
the assets of the company grew by
leaps and bounds from $200,791,52:1 to
The Standard Oil company of New
Jersey owns 9,990 shares in the Stan 1-
ard Oil company of Indiana, recently
fined $29,40),W0 by Judge Iandis. It
is the parent company of all the sub
eidlary concerns in the oil trust.
Brought Out at lleurlnK.
The revelations of the stupendous
profits of the Standard Oil company
marked the beginning of the hearin
here yesterday of the federal suit for
the dissolution of the trust, which
F rank D. Kellogg is conducting as sp
cial prosecutor for the government. It
is the first time the actual profits ct
the oil trust ever have been disclosed.
Financiers and those seeking knowl
edge of the profits of the Standard
Oil company have striven vainly to
cbtain the figuies which Mr. Kellogg
succeeded today in placing upon ths
record of the court.
Will Hr l nn at St. I.ouIh.
The evidence gathered here by Mr
Kellogg, special prosecutor for the
government, will be introduced in the
St. Louis suit, which was brougit
against the Standard Oil company of
New Jersey and 70 other subsidiary
corporations by ' Attorney General
Moody to secure the .dissolution of the
trust for violation of the Shermai
. act. The hearing was set in New
York because of the proximity of the
central office of the Standard and the
Immediate aviilability' of the bookT
tnd records cf the concern.
ImponlDK Array ot Counnel.
For the Standard Oil company ap
peared John O. Mllburn, chief conn- a glimpse of the outside world, and a!',
gel who represented Mr. Harriman of his impressions had been forme 1
In the recent investigation into nU from occasional papers and picture?
railroad affairs in this city; M. E. he had been able to obtain. He hal
Elliott general counsel of the com never seen a trolley car nor an automo
tany John G. Johnson of Philadelphia ble, and a skyscraper was a marvel,
and John S Miller of Chicago. .Even the dresses of the women of to-
Assisting Mr. Kellogg were Charles day arf novelties and objects of curi
B Morrison of Chicago, who ..pre- osity.
ir,i much of the Indiana case' "This Is a new world for me," he
against the Standard company whllo
Moody's office last year, and J. II.
Grans of the department of justice.
Charles M. Pratt, a director of th
Standard company; Commodore E. C
Benedict, one of the. incorporators o
the Manhattan Oil company, and
Charles M. Fay, assistant controller of
the Standard company, were the thr;e
witnesses. Wesley II. Tilford and
William G. Rockefeller were in the
courtroom at odd times.
FIxpm tlunil for Oil f'onipnny.
Chicago. Sept. IS. The appeal bond
that will have to be filed by the Stand
ard Oil company in its effort to annul
the fine of $29,210,000 imposed by
Judge Landis was fixed yesterday at
$0,000,000 by Judge Grosscup in the
United States circuit court of appeals.
A protest against the size of the bond
was made by attorneys representing
the oil combine, but the ruling was an
nounced as final and from it there is
TO SECURE PRICES
American Commission Headed
by James B. Reynolds Starts
on Trip Abroad.
WILL BRING THE FAC1S HOME
Secretary Cortelyou's Rlar to Aid in
Operation of New Agreement
New York, Sept. IS. The special
commission of the treasury department
charged with a thorough investigation
of export prices and foreign market
values and headed by James IJ. Rey
nolds, assistant secretary of the treas
ury, sailed for Europe yesterday.
The others on the commission are:
Marion De Vrics, president of the
board of United States general apprais
ers, and Judge Ilyrou S. Waite. anoth
er member of the board of appraisers.
1m Cor trl yon'N Iden.
Secretary of the Treasury George R.
Cortelyoii is directly responsible for
the appointment of the commission, it
being his idea that a searching inquiry
into conditions prevailing abroad at
present, by well qualified experts, will
prove of benefit not only to the govern
ment, but to foreign exporters and
For several years the treasury de
partment has been confronted with
conflicting testimony regarding the
values to attach to many lines of for
eign goods, and with the inauguration
on July 1 of the special "export" con
cession to Germany, which has been
since extended to other countries, has
further complicated this problem.
PETTIB0NE IS SERIOUSLY ILL
Unless He Gets Better Soon His Affec
tion Will Prove Fatal.
Boise, Idaho, Sept. 18. Gtwge A.
Pettibone was unable to appear in the
district court yesterday to have his
case set for trial. An affidavit of the
attending physician states that Petti
bone is suffering from ulcer of the
bladder, which, unless checked soon,
will prove fatal. It says an operation
may be necessary, but fears the pa
tient will be unable to survive it.
Victims of Fire and Flood.
Toklo, Sept. IS. Thirty persems were
drowned and 100 bouses burned early
yesterday morning at the Kosakabl
mine, near Kotaru. A fire started in
the coal mining works, and while at
tempts were being made to save the
mine, the water reservoir was broken,
flooding a portion of the village. Many
women and children were among the
Record Cotton Crop in Egypt.
Cairo, Sept. 18. The cotton crop of
Egypt, which exceeds 7,000,000 can
tars (a caritar is a little over 99 pounds),
shows a large increase over all rec
ords of the last decade. It is estima
ted to be worth $150,000,000.
AFTER TERM OF 25
WORLD IS NEW
New York. Sept. 18. After having
Ferved a 25 years' sentence in Sing
Sing prison, Michael Hackelt, a for-
! mer New York policeman, is free,
' thanks to a parole granted last week
by the state board of pardons. Hack
ett entered the prison in 1882, airl
during all these years he had not had
faid, or reaching this city five hour
CLASH AT HAGUE
Powers Again Take Issue When
Rival Military Interests
SUBJECT OF MINES IS UP
Germany Favors and England Opposes
Use, and Breach Blocks Progress
The Hague, Sept. 18. One of the
stormiest sittings since the opening of
the peace conference marked the dis
cussion yesterday by members of the
committee on maritime warfare of the
project concerning laying of submar
ine mines, and it was again demon
strated that whenever military inter
ests are involved the rivalries of the
powers preclude the finding of com
mon ground for agreement.
Ilrllnlu OppoNfM Germuny.
The leading note of the day was the
antagonism between Great Britain and
Germany. Great Britain, having the
more powerful navy, wishes to abolish
or limit to the utmost the employment
of mines, while the interests of Ger
many are in direct opiosition to such
proposals. General Horace Porter, one
of the American delegates, defended
the American proposition which prohib
its the use of floating mines and also
of moored mines under certain circum
stances. Wnulil I'liife at Hue Mile.
Porter declared himself in favor of
allowing mines for the purpose of de
fense to be placed one1 mile from the
coast instead of three as proposed by
Great Britain, for the reason that at
three miles they do not attain their
object in preventing attack by a licet
of the enemy whose gun range might
be 15,000 yards.
TATE BEFORE GRAND JURY
Cracksman Brought from Prison to
Testify in Peoria Safeblowing.
Peoria, 111., Sept. 17. Eddie Tate,
who is implicated, it is claimed, in th..
robbery of the safe in the school
board office0 last January, wis brought
to Peoria yesterday and taken before
the grand jury. The presence of Tate
is an indication that State's Attorney
Robert Scholes will take up the con
plete investigation of tlie robbery.
Tate's evidence promises to incrimin
ate a number of prominent Peorians.
He was brought here on a writ of
habeas corpus. He is quartered in a
private compartment at the jail and is
being denied all communication with
the outside world.
NO WORD OF ARCTIC PARTY
William Bruce Expedition Has
Been Heard From.
Berlin, Sept. 18. A telegram from
Advent bay via Hammert'est states
that nothing has been beard from the
William Bruce expedition, which left
the base of supply almost one month
ago with the intention of returning on
Mr. Bruce, with whom were Captain
Boagsen. former companion of the
prince of Monaco, and Captain John
son, former companion of Dr. Nansen,
took provisions for two weeks only.
and as no game can be found along the
coast, it is feared that the three have
perished in attempts to cross Prince
Charles bay. Their sleds have been
found near the landing.
Named for Governor.
Trenton, N. J., Sept. 1S. Former
Mayor Frank S. Katzenbach. Jr., of
Trenton, was yesterday nominated for
governor by the. democratic state con
vention on the first ballot.
Take Over Traction Line.
Fort Madison, Iowa, Sept. 18. TH.e
Fort Madison electric street railway
has been sold to the Mississippi Val
ley Electric, company, projectors of
the Fort Madison, Nauvoo and Car
thage interurban road.
No Japs Wanted in Canada.
Winnipeg. Man., Sept. IS. The Do
minion Trades and Labor congress, in
session here, adopted resolutions de
manding the exclusion of the Japanese
from Canada and the immediate abro
gatlon of the Anglo-Japanese treaty.
YEARS IN PRISON
.years ago, I thought I knew every
nook and cranny of the city, but the
people are different, the buildings
new, and so built that I am bewildered
If you had suddenly placed me in the
heart of the city I would have been
lost as completely as if I had never
been here before."
Many of the actions of the paroled
man were pathetic. Just after his ra-
lease it was noticed hat he was con
tinually fumbling in his pockets and
taking out their contents. When "ie
saw that this was attracting attention
he explained with an embarrassed
i naven t naa pockets in my
clothes for 25 years and I'm not used
to them. I'm always afraid the things
I put Jn them will be lost"
Warrants Issued for Con
tractors and Others in
NAMED IN THE REPORT
Civil Suits Also to be Instituted
for Recovery of Part of
Harrisburg, Pa Sept. 18. Warrants
were issued todaj for the arrest of II
persons, includin ; John II. Sanderson,
George F. Payw , Charles F. Fetter,
and H. B. Casse , contractors; Joseph
M. Huston, architect; former Auditor
General Snyder.nd State Treasurer
Mathues, on chafes of conspiracy to
defraud the stat4 in the construction
amfenuipment ogthe state capitol.
The warrants include all persons
mentioned in thejnves ligation commit
tee's report excejt ex-State Treasurer
Harris. ex-Auditor General Hardenbor
ogh, and two others. They are based
on the report made to Governor Stuart
by the commission created by the re
cent legislature to investigate the cap
Will llrluc lll Action.
They will be followed by civil suits
for the recovery of a portion of the
$!).00i000 collected from the state by
the contractors for furnishing and
equipping the capitol.
ENGAGE IN A ROW
Director General Barr Throws Up Po
sition at Exposition Has Strife
with President Tucker.
Norfolk. Va.. Sept. 18. Claiming ho
cannot retain his self-respect because
of the strife between officials of the
Jamestown exposition, James V. Barr
has asked to be relieved of his duties
as director general. There has been n
difference-existing for some weeks be
tween him and President Harry S.
Tucker. Mr. Barr's request was made
in a letter to the committee of direc
Many rows have occurred between
Mr. Tucker and Mr. Barr over the so
cial features of the exposition. Mr
Barr stated in his letter that be could
not continue in his position and main
tain his self-respect.
ORDERS ARREST OF
MEMBERS OF CREW
Coroner's Jury Fixes Blame for Wreck
on Canadian Pacific, Also Cen
suring the Company.
Toronto, Out., Sept. 18. The coron
er's jury investigating the recemt wreck
on the Canadian Pacific railroad at
Caledona, in which several persons
were killed and many injured, reported
today, and directed the arrest of the
engineer and conductor of the train.
The railroad was also blamed for put
ting Inexperienced men in charge of
RESUME WAGE CONFERENCES
Coal Operators and Miners May Get
Together Next Year.
Columbus, Ohio, Sept. IS. There i;
a fair prospect that next year will seo
the resumption of joint wage confer
ences between coal operators and min
ers of Ohio, Western Pennsylvania.
Indiana and Illinois, according to a
statement made by operators and the
opinion of John Mitchell, president of
the miners' organization, who has re
cently been looking over four states
sounding the operators.
Oil Company Deposes Tucker.
Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 18. H. II.
Tucker, Jr., will no longer manage the
affairs of the Uncle Sam Oil company.
At a meeting here yesterday the direc
tors, James Ingersoll was elected pres
ident to handle the company's business,
as far as possible outside the jurisdic
tion of the receiver. Tucker, who for
merly held the office of manager and
secretary, was reelected secretary .
Seattle, Wash., Sept. 18. An uncon
firmed rumor reached Seattle early to
day to the effect that 300 Chinese were
! drowned in Bristol bay, Alaska, but up
to noon no confirmation was received.
President Chooses the Missis
sippi for the River Trip From
Keokuk to Cairo.
NOTIFIED GEN. MACKENZIE
Waterways Commission Will Join Him
Oct. V, After Trip from St.
Paul Will Stop Here.
President Roosevelt has decided to
make the river trip from Keokuk to
Cairo on the steamer Mississippi, which
is in the service of the Mississippi
river commission. Secretary Loeb has
notified General Alexander Mackenzie,
chief of engineers, of the president's
decision, ami orders will accordingly
be issued to this effect. It was first
planned that the president and his
party would be accommodated on the
teamer Lily of the lighthouse service,
St. Louis, but the president's immedi
ate party will be larger than can well
be accommodated on the Lily, which
has but three state rooms. The Mis
sissippi has even better accommoda
tions that the Col. A. Mackenzie,
the snag boat under control of the local
engineer's office, which is to be used
by the members of the inland water
ways commission on the trip from St.
Paul down the river.
The Mississippi requires a good stage
of water, but General Mackenzie has
reports to the effect that the stage this
year has not been low, and that the
Mississippi can be counted on to make
the trip safely.
Will stop Here.
The members of the waterways com
mission will leave their homes Friday,
to meet at Cleveland. General Mac
kenzie and Chief Engineer Newell will
join Chairman Burton and the other
members, and make a tour of the
lakes, lake problems figuring in the
general question of internal waterway
improvement on which the commission
is to report. The commission go from
Dnluth to St. Paul, and leave St. Paul
on the Mackenzie Sept. 27, coming
down the river and inspecting the need
ed improvements and the work already
done enroute. The members are to ar
rive in Rock Island, according to the
present plans, at 6 o'clock the evening
of Sept. 29, and depart early the next
morning after spending the night here.
They will join the president and his
party at Keokuk, and continue down
to St. Louis, Cairo, and Memphis witn
him, continuing to occupy the Mac
kenzie for the entire trip. The official
party will be accommodated on the
three steamers, the Mississippi, the
Col. A. Mackenzie and the Lily.
The party leaves Keokuk the morn
ing of Oct. 1, and the waterways com
mission has arranged its itinerary iu
order to be at Keokuk by that time.
In Important Trip.
The coming trip of the president and
the commission is regarded as one of
great importance to the Mississippi. It
will serve to bring to closer attention
of those who govern the appropriations
for improvement work on this water
way the importance of the river and
its needs in the way of improvements.
The waterways commission includes
Chairman Theodore E. Burton of Ohio;
Senator Francis G. Newlands of Ne
vada; Senator William Marner of Mis
souri; Senator John H. Bankhead of
Alabama; General Alexander Macken
zie, chief of the engineers; F. H. New
ell of the engineers; Gilford Pinchot of
the forestry service, and Herbert Knox
Motor llontM to Carry Letter.
St. Louis, Sept. IS. As a feature of
President Roosevelt's visit to St. Louts
in October, the St. Louis Power Boat
association will have a letter carried
by relay on fast boats from Mayor
Basse of Chicago to the president .it
St. Louis. The plan was made by
backers of the deep waterway. It ,s
expected the 300 mile trip will be
made in 20 hours.
Three clubs will have charge if
carrying the letter, according to pr
ent plans. They are the Illinois Ath
letic club of Chicago, the Illinois Val
ley Yacht club and the Peoria and St.
Louis Power Boat association. Tho
last lap of the relay will be run by
Kitty, owned by C. F. Sparks of Alton,
The greater part of the trip will be
run at night, in order to deliver the
letter to President Roosevelt early lr
the morning, immediately after his ir
rival by boat from Keokuk.
THE TRUSTEES ARE NAMED
Judge Graves Appoints Those Who
Will Erect Eureka College.
Aledo, III, Sept. 18. Since the death
of Judge Connell about June 1, the ex
ecutorship of the William Drury es
tate in which he was acting In the
building of the William and Vashtl
college in Aledo, has been vacant. A
large petition was presented to Circuit
Judge Graves asking that he appoint
the men who would, after the work is
completed, be in their official capacity
the future trustees. Monday Judge
Graves named County Judge Burgess,
County Treasurer Pilley, County Clerk
Fred Hendrickson, Chairman of Board
of Supervisors Ed L. Wickett, and May-
CHICAGO CHARTER DEAD;
IS KILLED AT ELECTION
or of Aledo William T. Church as joint
trustees to succeed the late James H.
Connell in completing the college work,
as designated in the will of William
Drury. It is estimated that it will take
all of the fall and part of the winter
to finish the building.
END IN SIGHT FOR
Protocal Signed for Central American
States to Settle Differences
Washington, D. C, Sept. 18. A pro
tocal was signed at the state depart
ment yesterday by the diplomatic rep
resentatives of the five Central Amer
ican republics accepting the invitation
of the United States and Mexico to
meet here at an early date to nego
tiate an agreement providing for per
manent peace between the countries
represented. The protocol was signed
in the presence of Acting Secretary
McAdee of the state department and
Minister Godoy, charge d'affaires of
the Mexican embassy.
BONAPARTE IS IN CHICAGO
Attorney General Will Again Confer
on Alton Case.
Chicago, Sept. IS. Attorney Gener ll
Bonaparte arrived in Chicago last
night from Boston. One reason for his
visit is to deliver an address before
the Prison Reform Association in con
vention here. The other is to confer
with District Attorney Sims on the
Alton case. Bonaparte said that he
and Sims had been in communication
a number of times on the matter and
that they will go over the entire situa
tion again. He said: "It is like'v
however, no announcement of emr posi
tion will be made until Sept. 24," wiie l
the federal grand jury reconvenes."
PRIEST ADMITS A MURDEF
Former Chicago Man Tells of His
Pittsburg. Sept. IS. Ludwig Szczy
giel, the former Roman Cathoiic.prie -t
from Chicago, who has been on trial
for the murder of Andrew and Stephen
Starzcnaski. brothers, was conv icted if
murder in the second degree last night.
To protect himself from the extreme
penalty the priest unburdened his
past life, frankly confessing his many
short-comings, especially his drunken
ness. During his testimony he adm't
ted Frances Sprew, his housekeeper,
who was in the-house when the double
murder was committed, had accom
panied him from Chicago. While ad
mitting the killing he declared it was
in self defense.
WATER PLANT $10,000 SHORT
Accountants Find Dubuque Books
Show Theft of Large Sum.
Dubuque, Iowa, Sept. IS. Expert
accountants at work on the books of
the municipally owned waterworks
plant announced unofficially that the
shortage runs to $10,000. The delin
quency is found in the consumers' led
ger kept by the former superintendent
of the plant. Arthur McAithur, now
awaiting action of the grand jury. H-
has confessed to the defalcation cf
GERMANY WINS AERIAL RACE
International Contest Goes to Erbslo'o,
With 621 Mile Record.
Brussels, Sept. IS. The long dis
tance prize in the international balloon
race has been won by the German bat
loon Pommern, piloted by Herr Erb
slob. The Pommern came down 't
Bayonne, France, C21 miles from Brus
sels. Herr Erbslob was a competito"
m the St. Louis balloon races. The
Swiss balloon Coonac and the Eng
lish balloon Zephyr probably will tie
for second honors. Ail the balloons
have been accounted for. The bal
loons left this city Sept. 15.
PianJst Renning Dies.
Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 18. Odin
Louis Renning, a well known pianist
and composer, who composed the cor
onation ode to King Haakon of Nor
way, died at Knowlton hospital yes
terday. Mr. Renning was 27 years oM
Death followed an operation twi
weeks ago for appendicitis.
Merger of Companies.
Chicago, Sept. IS. The consolida
tion of the Chicago Edison company
and the Commonwealth Electric com
pany was completed yesterday by the
filing of certificates designating the
new corporation as the Commonwealth
Edison company with a capital stoca
Veterans Have Reunion.
Sterling, 111., Sept. IS. The annual
reunion of soldiers and sailors of
northwestern ll'mois was held yester
day at Morrison. About 300 old sol
diers are in attendance.- Today six
regimental reunicas , were held.
People by Vote of 2 to 1
Reject Act of Legis
lature. HALF AN EXPRESSION
Mayor Busse Issues a State
ment Voicing His Dis
appointment. Chicago, Sept. 18. The new charter
authorized by the state legislature tt
its last session for the city of Chicago
was rejected by the voters at yester
day's special election by a majority of.
over 02.00O. Little more than half the
legistered vote was cast, the final
figures unofficially showing f9,44C bal
lots for the charter and 122,054 against
The total vote polled was 181,500
out of a registered vote of 361,963.
The light vote is due to some extent t
the fact that the election was a spe
cial one and that the granting of time
off for the purpose of voting was op-
tional with employers, and in the ma
jority ef cases voters were obliged fo
;o to the polls beforegoing to work
or not at all.
IIUNnr In I titan pointed. I
Mayor Busse issued the following
statement last night:
"It is evident from the result today
that a great majority of the people of
Chicago cither do not want a charter,
ir are not sufficiently interested in a
uew charter to go to the polls ani
vote. The very light vote polled and
the majority against adoption clearly
proves that. I think this indifference
on the part of the public has been a
mistake. While the charter- contai i
til some provisions that were disagree
able to this, that or the other special
interests of the elements in the com
munity, yet on the whole it was U
gotxl thing for Chicago.
"Its adoption would have enabled
the administration to do many things
in the way of public improvements
which would have been of great ben
efit to the city and its people."
TwoUnableto PickOwn Daugh
ters in Peculiar Case of Mis
UP IN CHICAGO COURTROOM
Discovery of the Real Miss Klimou-
vich Settles a Tangle That
Puzzled the Police.
Chicago, Sept. 18. The "real Mrs.
Klimouvich" has been found. The dis
covery today sits at rest all question
as to the identity of Miss Tillle Tolan,
the Chicago girl, who was claimed a
few days ago in Judge Clelland's court
by John Klimouvich as bis wife and
identified by Mrs. Mary Zematis of
Grand Rapids, Mich., as her daughter.
Say She AYaa Annoyed.
Klimouvich has been arrested on the
charge of disorderly conduct, the war
rant being secured by Miss Tolau. who
claimed Klimouvich had been annoy
ing her. The likeness between the two
women, which is so great the two moth
ers appeared in court and each identi
fied the Tolan girl as her own daugh-
Iter, is more marked in the women than
in their pictures.
I'Bdrr AnKuaieil Name.
During the time the case of mistaken
identity had been in court Mrs. Klim
ouvich had been living under an as
sumed name near Elgin, and said she
had been afraid to make herself known
to her husband because of fear of per
sonal violence. She expressed an in
tention of forcing him to get a divorc
and free her.
Beri Beri Among Nebraska Japs.
Lincoln. Neb., Sept. 18. Dr. I. D.
Jones of Murdock, Neb., has informed
the state board of health that 20 cases
of beri beri existed among the Japan
ese laborers at Alvo, Neb. Dr. .Jones
declared that the disease resemble!
Shanghai, Sept 18. The Japanese
steamer Tafoo Maru bunwd three
miles off Ching Klang, on the right
bank of the Yang Tse KJang. Over a
hundred lives were lost.