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VOL. III. !N"0. 293.
ROCK ISLASTD, ILL., SATURDAY, SEPTEMRJSIi 27, 1902-T WELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
MOVE IS MADE TO
BRIBES FOR STRIKERS
AFTER THE BOXERS
BREAK STATE RflAGHIME
Independent Republicans Disturb Will County
To Investigate Reports of Planned
OF A BRUTAL
Nichols, District President, U. M.
Argentina Newspaper Thinks
W., Makes Charges Against
the Coal Barons.
There Is Danger in Us for
Washington, Sept. 27. Hear Admir
NEW MOVEMENT TO END THE STEIKE
al Evans sailed from Woo Sung today
EDITOR SEES AN IMPERIAL TREND
Mrs. Hulda Swanson's Mutilated Body Found in
N a Chicago Alley Arrests
on the gunboat Helena up the great
: Bosses New Ticket in
Detroit to Hold a Convention-
In Our Conduct at Panama Talk
Millers Keply to Their Km
of Chile - Argentina
Joliet, 111., Sept. 27. Consternation
reigns in the camp of the, machine
republicans of Will county over the
action taken by the independent rt
publicans of this senatorial district,
who yesterday launched an independ
ent legislative ticket and will follow
it up next week with a "complete in
dependent county ticket.
Daniel F. -Higgius, one of the fore
most orators in the republican list
and formerly a partner of Attorney
General K. C". Akin, has decided to
make the race for state senator
against Richard J. P.arr, the regular
Asa F. Mather, another pood cam
paigner and one of the leadinp attor
neys of Will county, will make the
race for the lower house with Mr.
Higgins. The petitions with these
two names on were circulated simul
taneously today jn every township
nnd precinct in Will county. The re
ports indicate that over 2JMH) repub
licans have signed the petitions. Th
extent of the revolt apainst the
Sit'a'pp machine is spreadinp .alarm
arnonp the Yates-Hopkins forces. It
looks as if it would result in the de
feat, of the entire county ticket.
The democrats have suddenly de
velopeil unusual activity and at the.
primaries tonipht there will be full
delepations selected in every town
where usually there is peneral apa
thy. The democratic leaders believe
they will, have no difficulty securinp
strop j men to make the race for the
county offices, as there is an excel
lent chance for them to win.
Snap Stirs I'p Opposition
Conferences are being hekl with
anti-machine republican leaders in
Dul'ape and Kane counties lookinp to
the nomination of a strong candidate
to take the field for conpress agains
Howard M. Snapp". The feelinp
apainst Snapp is very stronp here and
his opponents claim that an inde
pendent will pet -l.OOO votes in Will
county away from the republican
The independent move makes it
probable that Charles. I.. Schwa iv,
the demiMTatM" nominee for senator.
Will be elected. Mather, if elected,
would not po into the republics u
caucus for the election of a United
FOUR KILLED IN
Fatality in the Union Pacific Yards
Rawlins, Wyo., Sept. 27. At least
four, and perhaps several other per
sons were" killed by a freipht wreck
in the Union Pacific yards here early
this morniip. The dead as far as
PAUL W. DAYTON", coal passer.
JAM KS WELSH, fireman.
JOHN" PATXOK, engineer.
The bodies of three have been re
covered, but that of Patnoe is still
under the enpine.
CONFIDES CE IS UNBROKES
Commercial Plans for the Future Are on
a Great Scale.
New York, Sept. 27. R. Dun &
Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade says to
day: Notwithstanding the disarranged
money market, almost a fuel famine,
and. some damage to crops, industrial
and commercial activity continues un
abated, and the magnitude of plans for
the future indicates that the confidence
has not been shaken. Injury to' crops
by frost has no more than offset the
increased acerape, while high prices
fully compensate producers. It is not
a time for pessimism, although seeuri
lies have declined shandy. . Railway
earning, for September thus far ex
ceed last year's, by 0.8 per cent, and
those of 190O by 16.5 per cent.
A further slight advance in -footwear
quotations indicates, that the healthy
demand has made it possible for man
ufacturers to secure compensation for
the recent sharp rise In materials. Al
though cotton poods , are firmly held
the market is quiet. It -Is too early
for supplementary . orders in- men's
woolens and worsteds, yet there is
some extension of original purchases
and the tone of all staple fines is firm.
No concessions are possible in the wool
market, which has Increased in activi
ty at the east.
Failures for the week mimlered 207
in the- United States, against 227 hist
year, and 32 In Canada, against 34 a
LAID IT ALL ON HERSELF
Girl TVho Died Would Not Inculpate
Grand Rapids, Micth., Sept. - 27.
Gertrude Van Onnan In the U. B. A.
hospital Wednesday morning as the
result of surgical maltreatment. Up
to the last hours of her life she main
tained silence, as to who was' responsi
ble for her condition. Shortly before
sue died he sent for her mother and
the doctor, and in the presence of the
nurse told her story. She made her
mother promise that no trouble to any
one wouiu roilow the exposure.
She then llunuxl Ifnv 1 Inuimp 1n-r
youthful lover, but said that he had
Insisted on marrying her. "Against his
will and without his knowledge." she
said between sobs, "I went to the place
on South Division street and n woman
there followed my instructions." The
prosecutor refused to issue a warrant
for the woman named in the confession
until after the autopsy.
WANTS "PICKETING" STOPPED
Union PaclBe Railway in Court for An
Omaha, Neb., Sept. 27. The applica
tion of the Union Pacific Railroad
company for an injunction restraining
the striking shopmen from "picketing'
Its shops, or interfeing with the new
men, came up in the fetleral court with
Judges McPherson and Munger on the
bench. Attorney' Baldwin asked per
mission to file testimony for the rail
road by affidavit, but attorneys for the
strikers objected, and it was arranged
that the testimony should be heard
orally before three stenographers and
later submitted to the court.
Attorney Baldwin complained .to the
court that the injunction was leing
violated, but Judge Munger said the
matter of contempt was not before
the court ad refused to hear testimony.
Revision of Traffic Rates.
Springfield. Ills., Sept. 27. Without
regard to the work that may be ac
complished by the joint committee of
the shippers and railroad representa
tive, which is working upon a re
vision of traffic rates, the members of
the railroad and warehouse commis
sion are at work on a revision of the
freight-tariff schedule of the state, and
probably will have a report in readi
ness for action at the October meet
ing of the commission. The Illinois
Manufacturers' association, with head
qunrters in Chicago, has addressed a
communication to the commission, pe
titioning the commission to continue
the present classificatibav "with amend
ments from time to time as are found
'Will Not Arbitrate the Cauv,
Omaha. Neb.. Sept. 27. John Mc
Neil, grand president of. the Brother
hood of Boilermakers and Iron Shii
builders. said that the striking boiler
makers of the Union Pacific roail
would not accept the services of I-.ee
Johnston. lalor commissioner of Kan
sas, who was quoted as saying he
would undertake to settle the strike.
He said the members of their body
were able to settle their own difficul
ties when the railroad signifies its will
ingness to treat with them.
Supreme Conrt Justice Dead.
Topeka, Kan.. Sept. 27. Justice A.
IT. Kllis. of the Kansas supreme court,
died here very suddenly, lie had been
in bad health for several months. Jus
tice Ellis served in a Michigan regi
ment during me civil war. In 1878 he
came to Kansas.' He was appointed to
the supreme court by Governor Stan
ley two years ago. and was nominated
by the Republican state convention for
a four-year term.
Rev. Sheldon Not In Politics.
Topeka Kan., Sept. 27. Rev. Chas.
M. Sheldon has notified the state com
mittee of the Allied party that he
would not accept that party's nomina
tion for representative-at-large. "I am
not fitted for ' polities." Sheldon said
In this notice. I feel that I can do
more good teaching young men the
importance of voting for candidates
who believe in honesty and decency in
public affairs, the maintenance of or
der and the enforcement of law."
Suspended for mi jwu nrrak,
Indianapolis. Sept. 27. The board of
safety has suspended Bicycle Patrol
man Jesse Strt-it ten days, without pay,
for defaming President Roosevelt,
while lie lay at St. Vincent's and pro
mulgated an "order that profanity by
members of the police force, in the po
lice station or while on duty, must
Pine. Log 140 Feet Down.
Sparta. Mich.. Sept. 27. While sink
ing a well on Andrew Booroom's farm
workmen struck a pine log at a depth
of 140 feet. The general belief Is that
it was burled by a flood years ago.
The log was perfectly sound.
Post-Season Base Rail.
- Kansas City. Sept. 27. The Kansas
City representatives of the Associa
tion nnd Western aggregations of base
ball talent played n game here yes
terday and the Association team won
U to 0.
Ferry Oat of It
Detroit, Mich., Sept. 27. Dr. J. B.
Kennedy, manager of Dexter M. Fer
ry's campaign for the United States
senate, announced today that Ferry
had withdrawn-f rom the contest.
Consolation for Davenport.
Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 27. The fall
races ' have been abandoned on ac
count f the rain. Only two of the
races of the entire week's program
were finished. '
Scranton. Pa.. Sept. 27. In a state
ment yesterday District President
Nichols accuses Michael 12 rimes, an ex
mine foreman, of being "at the head
of a movement inaugurated by the
coal companies to bribe a number of
Mine Workers' locals for $2.5CU a piece
to vote to return to work." Nichols
declares at the close of his statement
that the "informants stand ready to
provetheir assertions in court." Grimes
denies the N idiots statement, and the
coal companies also say it is not true.
Detroit Moves to End the Strike.
Detroit, Sept. 27. The common coun
cil at an adjourned session yesterday
adopted the following resolution: "That
a committee consisting of the presi
dent of the council and six other mem
bers be appointed to consider the ad
visability of extending an invitation
to the people of all the cities and
towns depending uion the Pennsyl
vania fields for their coal supplies.
to apiK)int representatives to meet in
a great convention in this city at the
earliest possible date to consider ways
and means to force a resumption of
the coal production, either by pressure
of public opinion or by government in
tervention, which should be demand
ed if other measures fail." A com
mittee was npointed by President
Smith and it will meet next Monday
night to diseifss and consider the con
vention. Another Sheriff Wants Troops.
Shenandoah, Pa.. Sept. 27. Sheriff
Knorr. of Columbia county, has asked
Govcruor Stone to send troops to Cen-
tralia. The governor referred the mat
ter to General Gobln, and the latter
advised the sheriff to make a further
effort to preserve peace with the re
sources at bund. Strikers yesterday
held up three trolley cars filed with
non-union men and stoned the work
men. Guards from neighboring col
lieries were called nnd drove the riot
ers back. A workman's train was held
up, and those on board were warned
to quit work under threats of being
harshly dealt with. Centralia is a small
community, and General Gobin says
the men who have been violating the
law there are known -to the sheriff and
his deputies, and that instead of ap
plying for troops thr latter should .ar
rest the law breakers and put them
; RF.SPONSE OF TIIK SI I IX MEN
To the Demand nf Their Employes for an
Minneapolis. Sept. 27. Formal an
swer was made yesterday by the Hour
mill managers of Minneapolis to the
demand submitted by their employes
union for an eight-hour day. The re
sponse in effect Is as follows: "It i
not our intention to oppose you or
your union, but when it comes to the
time of wages and honrgy we must
simnlv repeat our answer made to you
on May 17 that Mlnneajtolis millscan-
not pay for eight hours work high
er wages than mills In all other sec
tions of the country pay for twelve
"Your work is mainly superintend
ing machines, and is different than
the work of men In many other em
ployments, nnd yon cannot, as is
claimed for many other employments.
do as much work In eight hours as in
twelve hours. If, however, yon have
fnllv made up your minds that yon
want an eight-hour day we are will
ing to make the change nnd pay the
following wages: Millers now receiv
ing $3 to receive 3" cents an hour,
machine men now receiving $2.."tO to
receive 20 cents an hour, machine men
now receiving $2.25 to receive 25 cents
an hour, oilers now receiving $1 to re
ceive 2.T6 cents an hour, sweepers now
receiving $1.73 to receive 22 cents an
"This gives you the eiglil-hour sched
ule you have desired, and in addition
a very large increase In the honrly
wage. If this proosition is turned
down we shall shut down our mills.
or employ other men who are more
reasonable Jn their demands. The
employes' union Is to meet tomorrow
afternoon, when the projtosal of the
mill managers will le considered. 1 lie
strike has been set for next Monday if
the union determine to reject the man
agers' counter proposition.
Federation Convention Called.
Washington. Sept: 27. President
Gompers. of the American Federation
of Labor, has Issued a call for the
twenty-second j annual convention of
the Federation, to be lieia at .ew Or
leans. Itcglnning Nov. 13 next. The mem
bers of the executive council will meet
at tlie Federation headquarters in this
city on Oct. 6 to consider any questions
of Jurisdiction, grievances, adjustments
and similar matters. Under the call
delegates cannot take their seats unless
the taxes of their organizations have
been paid In full to Sept. 30. 1!XI2.
ON TURKISH VILLAGES
Vienna. Sept. 27. A Salonica dis
patch announces the inhabitants of
all villages in Vilayet Monastir have
risen and that The revolutionists are
marching against the Turkish vil-
ages. The situation is regarded as
Tobaeeo War Ended-
London, Sept. 27. The tobacco war
has been ended by the. amalgamation
of the American and 'British inter
ests. ' -". "' 1
REAR ADillKAL ItOBLEY D. EVANS.
Yanp Tse river under .nstructions to
investigate and report upon the situ
ation in the provinces, of China.
which, according -to -recent advices
from Minister Conger, are about to
be the scene of another I'.oxer u
CATACLYSM III SICILY
island Ravaged by a Cyclone At
tended by a Destructive
POUR HUN DEED LIVES AEE LOST
Unknown Xumlicr of Bodies Is Swept
Away l'ath of the Tornado
Is 13 4 Miles Long.
Syracuse, Sicily, Sept 27. Caiania,
a city on the east coast of this island,
has been Hooded by a cvclone and
tidal wave and many houses have
been damaged, including the Villa
Bellini. At Modica also there was
terrible havoc wrought. Mounts
Aetna and Stroniboll are both threat
ening. For twenty-four hours lteforo
thg-tylne-tttrst over the island a vio
lent storm raged on the eastern coast
of Sicily. The path of the cvclone was
121 miles long, and everything in the
line of the storm was destroyed. The
sea swept inland tor several kilo
metres, doing enormous damage, while
there were violent sub-marine agita
tions between Sicily and the mainland.
Along the railroad from Catania to
Palermo the force of the cyclone was
such that rails were torn up and
hurled to a great distance.
Four Hundred I.Ives I-ot.
It Is reported from Modica (thirty-
two miles west-southwest from Syra
cuse) that Kio bodies have already
been found, but that the number of
dead 1 todies swept awav bv the tor
rent is unknown. The newspaper Frn.e
tissu expresses the Itelicf that some
400 people have been killed. The tor
rent destroyed everything on the
ground floors In houses in the lower
portions of Modica. Bridges and roads
have disappeared. and damage amount
ing to many million lire has been done.
(A lire is worth about; 2t cents.) The
survivors of the catastrophe have
taken refuge in the hills. A relief com
mittee and search parties have been
organized In Modica. The disaster is
supiosed to have been dne to a marine
waterspout. The German steamer
Caprern was wrecked at Catania, aft
er a terrible struggle With tbo waves.
CASE OF MISS TAYLOR
Young Woman I)lsmlssd for Criticising
the President's Policy.
Washington. Sept. 27. Counsel for
Miss Rebecca J. Taylor, who was dis
missed recently from the war depart
ment as a resuit of her published crit
icisms of the-administration's policy In
the Philippines, yesterday tiled a de
murrer to Secretary Root's answer to
her petition for mandamus to compel
the secretary to restore her to a clerk
She alleges that her removal was.
without just cause or authority of law;
that it was because of her political
opinions, and .that a clerk has vested
rights to the office until removed ity
the proper authorities- acting within
the range of their authority, which she
disputes In this case.
Her demurrer contends that no neau
of an executive department is empow
ered to remove a sultordinate in viola
tion of the laws of congress or tuo
rule's of the president.
Receivers for Haiti more Companies.
n.-ilthiiore. Sent. 27. Receivers were
iipitointed yesterday for the-Maryland
Can nnd Manufacturing eompan.v.- j. n
indebtedness is placed at $:uro.W and
assets $22",000: also for the William
Fait Canning company; indebtedness,
$200,000, and assets. SU.I0.0U).
IS'o Habeas Corpus for Them.
St. Louis. Sept. 27. Judge Valliant,
of the state supreme court, yesterday
afternoon denied the habeas corpus ap
plications of Attorney. Krom, repre
senting ex-Delegate4 Schumacher,
Helme, Schnettler ant Tamblyn. for
their release from jail on reduced-bonds.
The Judge held that lie had no Juris-
dlcUocL- ... ' . "
r.uenos Ayres. Sept. 27. The Prensa
(Press), daily paper of this city, pul-
Iishes a very violent article calling
attention to the alleged tendency of
the United States toward imperialism
which It says Is illustrated by the
laudinir of American marines in Co
lombia, and protests energetically
against it. The paper says the Unit
ed States "does not exercise any po
litical protection over South America,
which will never accept Kuropcau or
North American intervention in its af
fairs." The Prensa concludes with say
lug that the Argentine government
should make an inquiry Into the mat
ter and find out the real character of
the aims of the United States so as to
Inaugurate a diplomatic movement and
prepare for defense and destroy the
idea of the possibility of ar.y inter veil
Chile and Argentina.
Valparaiso. Chile. Sept. 27. Begin
ning with the tirst speeches made Ity
the Argentine delegates and several
Chilean statesmen in the courseof ban
quets and entertainments given to the
former, the idea of an alliance between
the republics has been only suggested
Indirectly. lut, at a banquet Wednes
day night in Santiago, Ueneral Kniilio
Korner, commander of the Chilean
army, openly raised the question and
advocated the alliance. After review
ing the struggle for Independence,
when the armies of both countries
fought several battles together. Gen
eral Korner declared that the fathers
of the two nations sought the creation
of a united states of South America,
which until today had been only a
dream, but now has every probability
Toast Was Wildly Cheered.
"We have seen evils brought about
by disunion.'' continued the general.
"We may calculate what good the un
ion of the countries would bring forth.
The chiefs of the navies and the arm
ies of the two countries, sitting around
this table, have a brilliant chance to
work for the uniformity of the mili
tary Institutions of both republics. We
Chilean soldiers ralseour glasses, wish
ing that, when territory of either coun
try is menaced, the other might do
what she did during the war for inde
pendence." (Jeneral Korner's toast was
wildly cheered. Newspapers and the
general public will, it is believed,
warmly welcome an alliance.
Some FiKh-iiiK In Acre.
TCio Janeiro. Sept. 27. The .Tornnl do
Coinniercio publishes a dispatch from
Miliums saying that several battles
have been fought in the territory of
Acre between the revolutionists under
Halves and the Bolivian forces. The
fighting took place on the banks of
the river Acre, near Antimari. An
attack on Puerto Alouzo probably has
been made, already by the revolution
ists. It is reported that Colonel l!n
mero. commandant of the Bolivian
forces, was executed several weeks
ago. Various Brazilians are accused
of being concerned in the revolution.
The Intention of the leader appears
to lie to start a new republic in Acre.
PARDONED BY ROOSEVELT
Man Who Killed Another, hut Who Did It
Washington. Sept. 27. The presi
dent litis granted a full and uncondi
tional pardon to William Dinkella. con
victed in 1KSO before a United States
consular court in Japan of the mur
der of Charles II. Abbott, the tirst
mate of the United States ship Centen
nial, while lying in lleogo harbor, the
prisoner being the second-mate of the
ship. Dinkella has been in prison for
more than twenty-two years two
years in Japan and over twenty years
in the Albany, N. Y.. prison, lie al
ways has insisted that the crime was
committted in the heat of passion, and
when he believed his own life was in
The testimony showed that the mur
dered man had beaten and choked the
irisoner almost into insensibility when
the prisoner secured his pistol and
shot Abbott dead. The attorney gen
eral says that the element of premedi
tation was entirely lacking and that
in these circumstances the ;rime could
not have risen altove murder in the sec
ond degree, the maximum ienalty for
which is fixed usually at twenty years.
In view of this fact of the uniforiually
good behavior of the prisoner while ill
the penitentiary a full pardon is
HARRY ROSE, NEW YORK
STAGE MANAGER, KILLS WIFE
New York, Sept. 27. Harry Uose, a
theatrical stage manager, . shot and
killed his wife todayi He surrendered.
Michigan Crop Itullelln.
Lansing. Mich.. Sept. 27. The week
v crop bulletin says that corn cutting
is quite general in all parts of. the
state, but much of the cut Is green and
unripe. Late corn continues backward
and uneven and it is doubtful whether
much of it will ripen. Late potatoes
still show considerable blight: some
have iteen dug and develop a short
yield of fair quality. Buckwheat har
vest is quite general and a good crop
is iK'intr secured. Beans have riiened
rather slowly and unvenly; much of
the crop has been pulled and secured.
Tomatoes are a poor crop. Sugar beets
continue to do well and look promis-
Chicago. Sept. -t. Her face aim
body terribly beaten, her clothing al
most, all torn away, Mrs. Hulda
Swanson, who lived in Milton avenue,
was, found lifeless last night in a
gloomy filley at .the rear of Selz,
Schwab & Co.'s shoe factory. Kings
bury and Superior streets.
Kvery evidence that she had been
murdered by radians was presented
by the woman's remains.
The discovery of the crime was
made at 11 o'clock by Charles Mur
phy, who lives in the vicinity, and
within an hour several men. who may
know something of the manner of
her death were taken into custody as
wit n esses.
The alley in which the body was
found runs along the tracks of the
Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad and
is particularly dark ami lonely. It
seemed clear the woman had been
dragged into it.
After notification by Murphy the
poliee had the body conveyed to Ilob
erts undertaking establishment, loO
Identified by ItrldKetender.
Half an hour after the discovery
the body was identified as hat of
Mrs S :insnn liv .liilin 1 1 :i ( h :i w:i v.
the assistant bridgetender on the
Krie street bridge.
Detectives (iarrigan and Jackson.
of the Chicago avenue station,
brought bun from the bridge house
to the place where the body lay.
The dead woman, it- seems, had
been in the habit of visiting Hatha
way at night at the bridge house,
and there talking anil drinking with
the men who make tlie place a ren
It is supposed Hathaway and the
woman were lovers. .
The nolice believe she was killed
eitJier pn her way to the bridge house
or on coming away from -it- Some
me of the bridge house party may
have followed tier after sue lelt me
house. The scene of the crime was
favorable to such a criminal act.
llathawar Makes DenlaL
Hathaway declared last night that
he had not seen her and denied that
she had come to the house. He says
he has known the woman about six
The police detained both Hathaway
and .Murphy, the one who identified
and the one who found the body. -
LIVEli A SOLITARY LIFE
And Dying: Gave His Wealth to the Komau
Sycamore. Ills.. Sept. 27. Lawrence
Watson, the cobbler loet. recluse,
scholar and one of the largest ls.nd
owners in Illinois, is dead. For sixty
years Watson has lived a solitary life
in a two-room house on one of his
farms, with a rough table, bard-bot
tomed chair, and a couch as furniture.
while his tenants had comfortable
homes and Ids blooded stock was sta
bled in model barns. Although he ob
served the strictest diet and wore the
poorest apparel, lie Avas liberal and
lie livev many years in self-denial.
doing penance for a real or fancied
wrong. There was a romance In his
earlv life and he blamed himself for
its unfortunate outcojue. His only
relative is Mrs. Maurice Prindiville. of
Chicago. His entire estate, which was
enormous, was willed to Homan Catho
SCORED TEE CLERGYMEN
Methodist Bishop Talks Plainly About the
Payment of Debt.
Terre Haute. Ind.. Sept. 27. Bishop
Grant, presiding at the Indiana con
ference of the African Methodist Kpis
eopal church, scolded those ministers
who got in debt. ''Some of the min
isters have made it a practice to leave
fheir charges without paying their
debts, and then write to the church
that they will sue for back salary.
It simply shows that you are not worth
your house rent to the congregatoin.
Tlie ministers in my district must pay
their bills or I will not reappointtheiu."
When a committee reported favora
bly on a class of candidates for dea
cons orders the bishop asked each one
if he smoked, chewed tohaei'o. drank
Intoxicating liquors, or had more than
one living wife, and did not accept
the recommendation until each candi
date made satisfactory answer.
Mayor Ames' Brother on Trial tor Mulct
ing the Tenderloiners.
Minneapolis. Sept. 27. The trial of
er-Superintendent of Police Fred W.
Ames, charged with having extorted
$15 from a woman of the town, was
begun yesterday.- County Attorney
Boardman. in his opening address, said
he would prove that Ames, had made
an official tour of the "tenderloin" dis
trict, and notified the women not to
pay any niore money to Irwin A.
Gardner, now -under conviction for
Subsequently, he said. Ames sent
word u round that the monthly pay
ment to the police was to be made t I
the ua wiishoc; o one Cohen, , Each .was
to place ner money in a nuninereo nut
otherwise unmarked envelope. Addie
Mills, the state's principal witness,
then told her story which bore out
the county attorney's promise.
Storer Is Slade an Ambassador In the Geo
Washington. Sept. 27. The retire
ment of 'Ambassador While from Ber
lin next month will make the follo'tr
ing changes, it has beeu decided by;
the president: Tower goes from 'St.
Petersburg to Berlin, McCormiek from
Yienua to St. Petersburg. Storer fron
Madrid-to Yieuum Hardy from Switzer
land to Madrid. Bryan from Brazil to
Switzerland, and to til. the vacancy in
Brazil David L. Thompson, of Ne
braska, is apitoiuted minister to Brazil.
Theappoiiitineuts are all promotions,
but the only p.oinotion to ambassador
is Storer. David K. Thompson, who
goes to Brazil, has for many years
been a prominent figure in Republican
politics in Nebraska. Ke began lifts
as a brakenian on the Burlington ind
MJssou'i tuiirf-ad. was prorioteo into
the mechanical department and finally;
ticame -s. ir-c gTessive railroad man.
AN IOWA LAW
IS HELD VOID
Judge McVej's Important Decision
on Trust Company
Des Moines. Sept. 27. Judge McYey
today rendered an opinion that chap
ter 29. acts of the 2Sth general as
sembly authorizing trust companies
to go into voluntary liquidation, .is
void, because unconstitutional. The
appeal of certain stockholders of the
Home Savings & Trust company front
the appointment of a trustee in ac
cordance with this statute was, sus
tained, Trustee Bremner being re
moved and a receiver being substi
TOWN OF CALINA CRUZ
FEELS EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS
Mexico City, Sept. 27. Advices from
Calina Cruz, the Pacific terminus of
the Tehaunlepee railroad, slates
Tuesday 75 shocks of earthquake
were felt, causing much alarm.
Secretary Shan's Announcements.
Washington. Sept. 27. Secretary
Shaw yesterday issued an official cir
cular announcing that he will antici
pate the interest on government bond
which fall due next June and pay it
now at "present value" figures. He
also announces that he will buy any
of the bonds due in 1I4. These must
be presented on or before Oct. 1." next.
Prepayment of the interest' noted in
the foregoing ltegius Oct. 1. and ends
President's 1-rg on the Mend.
Washington. Sept. 27. The condi
tion of President Roosevelt's injured
leg shows steady and satisfactory
progess toward improvement. There is
only a slightly perceptible change from
day to day, as the healing process is
naturally slow. The president spent
yesterday-- very quietly, his principal
visitor being Secretary Moody, who
had some navy department matters to
bring to his attention.
' Fell Iteail Alone on a Scaffold. '
Indianapolis. Sept. 27. James Ken
nedy, a plasterer whose home was iu
Cincinnati, was found dead on a scaf
fold on the second tloorof the new Clay
pool hotel building. No one was near
him at the time of his death. Consid
erable difficulty was had in getting the
lwwly down. Tlie scaffold on which
Kennedy's body was found was only
two feet wide. He died of heart fail
ure. Has Two Papers Now, Both Dally.
Ienver. Sept. 27. - The .Denver
Evening Times hat been sold to United
States Senator. Patterson and It. C
Capmbell. for $100,000, the change Of
management to occur Oct. 1. Senator t
Patterson is the principal owner of The
Rocky Mountain News and Campltell.
who Is Patterson's son-in-law, is busi
ness manager of The News. ' -
No langer In the fiernnu
Indianapolis, Sept. A microscop
ic examination of the contents of
ITesident Roosevelt's wound has been
completed by Drs. F. B. Wynne. Chas.
E. Ferguson and XV. T. S. Dodds, of
this city, and all three of the physi
cians agree that no trace of dangerous
matter was found in the serum. -
Burxlar a Latin SchoIor,.Perhaps.
Madison, Wis., Sept. 27. A burglar
entered the Y. M. C. A. house and took
$9 from the desk of the secretary,
on which he left a note in I-atin and
signed "Tramp." The note reads: "Bis
dat qui cito dat." (He gives twice who
Cives quickly.) . , . .v
Russia Gets a Move on Ber.
; Washington. Sept. 27. The state de
partment lias received-, a -cablegram
from t'qjted Slates Mi ulster Conger, at
Peking, stating that the evacuation of
Manchuria has Iteen begun by the
Russians, .who already have ret urneV