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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 ADMIRAL EVANS DOESNTLIKEDURWAY THE VICTIM AFTER THE BOXERS BREAK STATE RflAGHIME Independent Republicans Disturb Will County To Investigate Reports of Planned OF A BRUTAL Nichols, District President, U. M. Uprising in. China. ' Argentina Newspaper Thinks W., Makes Charges Against the Coal Barons. There Is Danger in Us for Latin America. 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 Are Made. on the gunboat Helena up the great : Bosses New Ticket in the Field. Detroit to Hold a Convention- In Our Conduct at Panama Talk Millers Keply to Their Km foyes' Demand. of Chile - Argentina Alliance. ROCK ISLAND WOMAN MURDER 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 republican candidate. 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 machine boss. 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 States senator. FOUR KILLED IN R.AILR-OAD WR.ECK Fatality in the Union Pacific Yards at Rawlins, Wyo. 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 known are: PAUL W. DAYTON", coal passer. JAM KS WELSH, fireman. JOHN" PATXOK, engineer. Unknown tramp. 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 year ago.' LAID IT ALL ON HERSELF Girl TVho Died Would Not Inculpate Her Sweetheart. 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 other Injunction. 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 proper. '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 cense forthwith. 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 in jail. ; RF.SPONSE OF TIIK SI I IX MEN To the Demand nf Their Employes for an KiKht-llour Day. 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 hours work. "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 hour. "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. REVOLUTIONISTS MARCHING 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 grave. 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 rising. CATACLYSM III SICILY island Ravaged by a Cyclone At tended by a Destructive Tidal Wave. 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 ship. 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 tlon. 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 of realization. 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 I'npremeditatedlr. 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 jeopardy. 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 granted. . 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 Chicago avenue. 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 dezvous. ' 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 UK'-lltllS. 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 Catholic Church. 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 kind-hearted. 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 lic charities. 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. MINNEAPOLIS BOODLERY 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 bribery. 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. DIPLOMATIC CHANGE-AROUND Storer Is Slade an Ambassador In the Geo eral 3hake-lp. 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 Provision. 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 tuted. . 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 Nov. 20. 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 tue ra'Jw.ayJfc.-r J, A"---'.