ROCK ISLAND ARGU
VOL. LIII. NO. 296.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL,., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1901.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ACCIDENTS ON RAIL
FAST IN POLAR SEA
H. G. PAYNE
KNOCKED EYES OUT
Russian Reports Say
Haifa Dozen Men Killed and Others
Hart by Railway
Ziegler Expedition Not Heard From
Victims of Wheaton Real Kstate Man
for a Year, but No Fears
Find Pet Phrase Liter
A SIX DAYS' FIGHT
Preparations Complete for At
tack on Kuropatkin's
St. Petersburg, Sept. 20. The gen
t;iI staff has received news that in
a general assault on Port Arthur from
Sept. 20 to 20, the Japanese were ev
From a reliable source the Asso
ciated Press hears sharp fighting has
occurred near Mukden resulting in the
Japanese driving Kuropatkin's out
posts back. Important dispatches have
been received and transmitted to the
emperor. They are believed to con
firm the Associated Press information.
TIi' general staff, however, is unable
at present to go beyond the positive
assurance that the main Russian army
is still at Mukden.
liixli In Iinuilnrnt.
Mukden. Sept. P.O. Preparations for
an active forward movement of the
Japanese now seem to have been com
pleted and a serious collision is re
garded as imminent.
KilrnHk nt AliclrrM.
Algiers. Algeria. Sept. :;. The Rus
sian volunteer fleet steamer Swolensk
has arrived here from Port Said. She
will take l.loo tons of coal on board
and will await orders.
St. Petersburg. Sept. :W. The report
that Japan and Russia have arranged
a direct exchange of news regarding
prisoners of war without the intermed
iary of the United States and France
h-fo ltrMrn DImtmIIIcI.
In view of the fact that advices have
been received from the Russian con
sulate at Chefoo saying the Japanese
assaults on Port Arthur Sept. 20 to
20 were successfully beaten off the au
thorities at the war office discredit
the Chefoo report that the Japanese
have captured the main forts at Port
Swrll l.nMNFM l.'.IKHI.
Information of the war office proves
the Japanese Josses during the siege
have been 4.1.00U killed or wounded.
.KM-n nt Port Arthur 3.MM.
liondon. Sept. :'.'. The Shanghai
correspondent of the Daily Telegraph
quotes a 'Japanese officer as saying
that the Japanese killed and wounded
at Port Arthur considerably exceeds
So.fHio. Japaner.e military authorities
are oT the opinion that it will be use
less to throw away more lives in as
saulting the fortress, and that it will
be better to institute a regular siege.
The Japanese arsenals are said to be
working night and day turning out 12
inch howitzers and larger guns. Some
batteries of 12 inch guns recently
reached the besiegers.
enni-l Itrportt-tl Sunk.
liondfm, Sept. "0. An unauthenti
rated report is eurrent here that thc
Russian shore batteries on the Island
of Saghalirn sank a Japanese sailing
vessel with 172 persons on board. Only
three saved themselves by swimming
Mny Itnlae Vnrt.-ic.
Seoul. Sept. SO. It is expected that
the raising of the Russian cruiser Var
iag. which was sunk off hcmulpto on
Feb. :. witl be successfully completed
Ilolfl Only Ibrer Korln.
Chefoo. Sept. ;". A communication
from Port Arthur has been received by
a Russian resident here stating that
the Japanese possess all the principal
fortifications around Port Arthur, ex
cept those on Golden hill. Kikwanshan
and l.iautishan. which the Russians
still hold. The approach to the west
lort is still open, but the movements
of the Japanese are slow and cautious,
owing to the fact that the ground is
The Golden hill forts are being lom
larded at a range of two miles and a
half by guns mounted on the Kusassi
flats. The l.iautishan forts are being
bombarded at a range of ony a mile
t'tui a half. The end. it is asserted,
cannot be much longer delayed, al
though the Japanese are suffering
greatly from fatigue.
The most experienced veterans are
betas; employed in the desperate as
saults. Their bravery and patriotic ar
dor are wonderful.
Japanese guns now search every
part of Port Arthur, causing universal
havoc. The water condensing appara
tus on Golden hiil has been destroyed
by shell fire. The Japanese hold the
reservoir. The fleet remains in the
Itaalana 1mm I .CM Ml Mrn.
St. Petersburg, Sept. JO. It is re-
FOUR TRAMPS ARE STRUCK
Walking on the Track in Maryland
Iowa Man Killed at
Frederick, Md., Sept. CO. At Catoc
tin switch, on the Baltimore & Ohio
railroad near here, four .nlen, sup
posed to have been tramps, were killed
and one seriously injured by a train
while walking on the track.
Trnin Crew Mny Die.
Braintree. Mass.. Sept. 30. A pas
senger train on the New York, New
Haven & Hartford railroad was wreck
ed yesterday on an embankment about
a mile west of South Braintree. En
gineer William Adams will die and
Fireman Edward Cook lost both legs.
The passengers were badly shaken up,
but none of them was seriously hurt.
TrnloK rnxhi Two Hart.
Scranton, Pa., Sept. 30. Fireman
James Flanagan of Middletown. N. Y.,
was fatally crushed and Engineer Ed
Vickers of Carbondale. Pa., seriously
injured in a head-in collision of coal
trains yesterday near Preston Park,
on the Scranton division of the On
tario & Western railroad. Both en
gines and 40 cars were wrecked. The
other trainmen escaped by jumping.
Misunderstanding of orders is said to
have caused the wreck.
Victim nt Kmnnrr.
Kewanee, 111., Sept. 30. David Nich
ols, who recently came here frrm
Mount Pleasant. Iowa, was killed by a
train yesterday. He was 30 years old.
Hull IX-rnll Trnin.
Ashlnd. Wis.. Sept. 30. A bull be
longing to a farmer at Dauby, a small
station near Mason, charged an Oma
ha freight train yesterday. The bull
was thrown off the track and up the
embankment, which was steep at this
point. He rolled back down again un
der the cars, derailing six of them.
Traffic was delayed six hours and pas
senger trains had to transfer passen
gers until the wreckage was cleared
SLAY GOVERNOR OF
A MOROCCO STATE
People of Surrounding Tribes Invade
Arzila and Massacre the
Tangier, Morocco, Sept. 30. The
governor of Arzila has been murder
ed at Arzila by the people of the sur
rounding tribes. The slayers released
the prisoners at Arzila and killed many
of the townspeople.
Great alarm prevails.
ported here that the Japanese have
by successful countermining at Port Ar-
hur annihilated l.eoo Russian soldiers.
The Japanese spy services extend
even into Port Arthur, whence every
movement of the Russian ships is re
ported promptly to the Japanese. The
latter have so perfected their block
ade that not even a junk can pass.
while reinforced by all ships possible
o be placed at his disposal. Admiral
Togo has taken measure to prevent
Yi ten's fleet from escaping, even ta
The report to the effect that Kuro-
patkin has been instructed to give bat
tle at Mukden is untrue. Further con-
est there is unlikely.
A feeling of uneasiness, aroused here
iwing to trie lacK ot eiennue news
from Port Arthur and from Gen. Kuro-
patkin. is growing rapidly. What adds
to the tension is the fact that all re
ports coming in are of an unfavorable
nature. Tints it is reported that enor
mous bands of Chinese bandits, well
equipped, are Only awaiting the mo
ment Kuropakt in's army is engaged to
work havoc on its rear, while the Chi
nese have developed and are operating
night and day a spy service in favor
DELEGATES TO JURISTS' CONVENTION
St. Iuis. Mo.. Sept. 30. A discus-!
sion of the merits of the jury system
in civil actions was precipitated in the
universal congress of lawyers and
jurists, in s ssion at the world s fair.
yesterday and some of the delegates
took the position that the entire sys
tem was wrong and should be abol
ished. The discussion grew out of a
paper on "The Trial of Civil Action."
by Yice Judge Gustav E. Sohlerants
of Stockholm. Sweden, in which he
referred to the different methods of
jury trial. The paper was discussed
by Alfred Nerincx. professor of law
in the University f lxmvain. Belgium.
"I beg pardon for mentioning this
in America." said M. Merincx. "but I
do not believe in civil jury" trials. In
the first place, the difficulty of secur
ing a good jury in the best cases is
extreme. The duty of serving in civil
Petition for Intervention
in Congo Free
Numerously Signed by Promi
nent Men of Eng
land. Washington. Sept. 30. A petition
calling upon the president to inter
vene in the affairs of the Congo Free
State in the interest of civilization was
presented to President Roosevelt to
day by the person to whom it had
been intrusted, E. D. Morel.
Noted Men Slcn,
The petition is numerously signed
by men whose names are known
throughout the world.
The signers appear to be about
evenly divided between the conserva
tive and liberal parties in England.
BITTERNESS AMONG THE
STATE FAIR OFFICIALS
Action of St. Louis Board Mars the
Opening of the Illinois
Springfield, 111., Sept. 30 The Illi
nois state fair opened yesterday with
a light attendance. The exhibits are
incomplete, and for this reason no
ceremonies were attempted. Heavy
additions to the horse, cattle and swine
exhibits were received yesterday.
There is much bitterness here be
cause the St. Louis officials have not
changed the date of Illinois week at
the world's fair. Frotests sent to
President Francis by Gov. Yates, the
state board of agriculture, the city
cotmcil and the Business Men's asso
ciation have not been answered.
Springfield and Carlinville have de
clined to cooperate in the observance
of the days designated for them at
St. IiOuis, and other central Illinois
cities will be asked to do likewise.
DEMOCRATS RUN HIS TRAIN
Nominees of Opposite Party Guide
Fairbanks Through Montana.
Spokane.' Wash.. Sept. 30. From
Helena to Spokane, Wash., Senator
Fairbanks traveled yesterday, crossing
the northern point of Idaho enroute.
The day was more marked for its de
votion to sightseeing than for speech
making. The train out of Helena was in
charge of a conductor and an engi
neer, both of whom are candidates on
the democratic ticket for the Montana
legislature. In Idaho the train wa
stopped at Sand Point and Rathdrum
for speeches, and at both places the
talking was from the rear platform of
the sleeper. Sand Point being an im
portant lumber point. Senator Fair
banks devoted himself largely to the
duty on lumber, contending that re
publican policies are necessary to the
proper protection of that industry.
A FARMER TRIES BANKRUPTCY
Seeks to Evade Payment of $5,000 for
Breach of Promise.
Springfield, II!.. Sept. 30 William
Dunn, a larnier of Owaneco. has filed
a petition in bankruptcy in the United
States district court to escape a judg
ment for $.Voi assessed against him
for breach of marriage contract. The
judgment was given in favor of Ida
Denton, born Sexton, of Stonington.
last December. Dunn scheduled as
sets of $25 as against the judgment,
which constitutes the bulk of his lia
bilities. OF THE JURY SYSTEM
suits has become so onerous on the
community that you can not expect
men of high standing, whose time is
occupied with their own affairs, to
give several days every few months
to jury service. A civil jury is not
sounder than a good, honest, well
"When you can not get nvn of high
standing in the community for jury
men you get nun of a lower tenor,
whose judgment can not be depended
upou. Most lawyers would rather go
to a judge than to such a jury. I think
the jury system is itself on trial today
and there is every indication that the
verdict of public opinion is against it
In my opinion the use of juries leads
to a large number of new trials. In
continental Europe we hardly know
what a new trial is, because we have
600 MILES FROM THE POLE
W. S. Champ Sails for America to Fit
Out Another Relief
London, Sept. 30 After failing
twice to carry relief to the Ziegler
polar expedition that has been impris
oned in the Arctic seas for a year, W.
S. Champ, Mr. Ziegler's secretary, sail
ed for New York today to fit out an
other expedition, which will make an
other attempt next June.
Mr. Champ stated! that after leaving
Yardo, Norway. Ajig. C, the relief
steamer, the Frithjof. first encountered
tremendous gales. After meeting with
an ice pack it steamed as rapidly as
possible until it reached almost 79 de
grees of north latitude, when the drift
ice drove it back.
Drlvrn llini liy
After endeavoring to find another
passage the Frithjof was obliged, Sept.
14. to give up the attempt, as new ice
was forming of a thickness of seven
inches in 24 hours.
Mr. Champ said it was just possible
that the America might be able to
release itself during October, but prob
ably it would not be heard from until
next year. He believed, however, that
the members of the expedition were
amply supplied with provisions.
I nli en r! From for a Year.
The steamer America, which was fit
ted out at the expense of Mr. Ziegler,
entered the Arctic circle more than a
year ago. and since the beginning of
September, 1903, has not been heard
from. The America is under the com
mand of Anthony Fiala, whose plan
was to form a secondary base in Prince
Rudolph Iind, after sailing across to
Franz Joseph land, and from there
follow an overland route to the pole.
The estimated distance is a little more
than COO miles, and the explorer hoped
to accomplish the journey in about
seventy days. He had with him a
party of 35 men.
HAS THE CABINET
WELL UNDER WAY
Roosevelt Arranges to Have Hay
Continue as His Right Hand
Chicago, Sept. 30. In an interview
here today President Wheeler of the
University of California said he was
informed while in Washington by-
President Roosevelt that John Hay has
definitely decided to remain at the
head of the state department should
Roosevelt be elected in November.
JUMPS GROM FAST MAIL
TO SECURE HIS LIBERTY
Alonzo J. Whiteman, Under Arrest for
Forgery, Makes Desperate Es
cape From Detectives.
Buffalo, N. Y., Sept. 30 Alonzo J.
Whiteman. who was arrested in St.
Louis Sept. 25 on a charge of forgery
and was being brought to this city by
detectives, jumped from the fast mail
some distance east of here and es
caped. The conductor, it is reported.
refused to stop the train until it reach
ed a suburb of this city. The detec
tive who had Whiteman in charge
went back to search for their prisoner.
BOTH NOMINEES HELD RIGHT
Court Upholds Each Contestant for
Joliet, 111., Sept. 30. Judges Ruth
and Haven, in the case of William A.
Bowles and Clinton E. Ti. Cutler, con
testants for the democratic nomination
from the 51st senatorial district, last
night decided that both certificates
were filed in due form and that the ob
jections of each were overruled. The
certificates in each case require the
placing of the words "three votes"
after the names, and some question
has been raised as to whether the sec
retary of state can place both names
under the democratic appellation.
LITTLE RHODY NOMINATES
Democratic State Ticket Put Up Plat
form Pledges Loyalty.
Providence. R. I., Sept. 30. The
democratic state convention yesterday
renominated Gov. Garvin and a full
state ticket, as follows:
For Governor Lucius F. C. Garvin.
For Lneutenant Governor Adelard
For Secretary of State John II.
For Attorney General George T.
For Treasurer Edmund Walker.
The platform indorses the national
platform adopted at St. Louis and
pledges loyal suppon to the candidates
for the presidency and vice presidency.
"with the assurance that their election
will mean the return of the govern
ment of this country to constitutional
and rational methods."
Postmaster General Has
Attack of Heart
DEATH SEEMS NEAR
News of Condition Suppressed
in Hope of His Re
Washington, Sept. 30. At 1 o'clock
there had been an improvement in the
condition of Secretary Payne. He is
now doing nicely.
Washington. Sept. 30. Postmaster
General Payne had a very restless
night and is very weak. His condition
is serious. He is resting quietly at
present and is free from pain.
At I'oint of Dentil.
Washington. D. C, Sept. 30 Post
master General Henry C. Payne is ly
ing at the lKjint of death and only the
most heroic medical treatment will
save him. He is suffering with heart
trouble. During last evening the pres
ident and Mrs. Roosevelt called at the
hotel to make inquiries as to the con
dition of the patient.
The attack occurred early yesterday
morning, when Private Secretary
Whitney, who is residing at the Ar
lington Annex, noticed that Mr.
Payne's breathing was labored, and he
immediately summoned Dr. (J. L. Ma-
gruder, the family physician, who
found the distinguished patient in a
Ill l.If- I-pulr-! Of.
His life was despaired of during the
night and the early part of the day.
but he rallied. Last night he was rest
ing easier, but practically all hope has
been abandoned and his family has
been summoned to his bedside.
Since his return from Wisconsin the
postmaster general has been suffering
with a slight cold, according to a state
ment given out at the post office depart
ment. He was at his desk Saturday
morning, but returned to his hotel in
the afternoon. He did not appear at
the department at all Monday, but
spent a short time at the department
Tuesdas morning and attended the
cabinet meeting, returning to his hotel
in the afternoon. On Wednesday he
was at the department a short time in
the morning, but did not return after
luncheon, and since has been confined
to his hotel.
Keep Ilia 'on ri it Ion Secret.
The extremely critical condition of
the postmaster general was carefully
concealed until it was feared it could
not be safely done any longer.
Dr. P. M. Rixey. surgeon general of
the navy, was called in consultation
with Dr. Magnifier, and last night the
following bulletin was made public:
"The postmaster general has not
been feeling well for several days and
recently decided symptoms of heart
trouble developed. These were severe
during last night an 1 the early portion
of today. He responded to the reme
dies employed and is resting easier to
Powerful restoratives wire adminis
tered by the physicians and they tfwtk
effect. Dr. Magnifier remained at the
hotel all of last night and will remain
at the sick chamber in case the pa
tient may suffer a relapse.
Mr. I'ayne "itrly lrnnt ruled.
Mrs. Payne is nearly prostrated by
the acknowledged seriousness of her
Coachman is Awarded $3,200.
Uifhk-ford. Me., Sept. 30. The
coachman of David Walker, a St. Louis
multimillionaire, was awarded $3,200
for assault upon him by his employer,
in the circuit court here.
CLOSES BIG DEAL IN
ESTATE BY WIRELESS WHILE IN MIDOCEAN
New York, Sept. 3". When it be.
came known yesterday that Jefferson
M. Levy had sold a plat of over Z)
lots fronting on the Harlem river,
some surprise, was expressed that so
large a deal could be put through in
the interval since the ex-congressman's
return from Europe on Sunday. Mr.
Ia?vv was explaining it to his friends.
"There is nothing remarkable about
it," he said. "I just used the wireless
on shipboard, so all the details of the
deal were out of the way, and all I
had to do when I arrived was to put
my name to the contract. They use
the wireless on everything, so I
thought I'd try it on real estate. He
fore the St. Paul left Southampton I
had received an offer for this prop
erty by cable and replied it was not
DEFRAUDED OUT OF $41,000
Money Was Spent in the Usual Way
on High Living and the
Chicago, Sept. 30. E. J. Lewis, at
torney, real estate dealer, and resi
dent of heat on. disappeared from his
home Tuesday. An investigation of
his accounts, started before his sudden
departure, last night showed an alleg
ed shortage of $11,000. and a full ex
amination is expected to show a larger
amount. This money was obtained, it
is charged, by the sale of forged trust
deeds and notes to many persons in
Lewis' father left an estate estima
ted at $100,000. He had eight children,
among whom the property was divided.
When 11 J. Lewis came into his share,
therefore, he found that, although he
always had been considered as a mem
ber of a rich family, he himself was in
moderate circumstances. ,
ttepiitetl a Slirrnil llenler.
Opening a real estate office in
Wheat on, he soon gained the namo of
being a shrewd dealer. Because of
his family connections he had the con
fidence of the residents of the city.
Widows and retired farmers went to
him to loan their savings, and he did
a large business.
"I've got a loan that will knock your
eye out." was his favorite phrase, as.
speaking rapidly, he addressed a busi
ness man of the community. "Gilt
edge farm land, first mortgage, high
interest take it?"
The investigation revealed how many
had their "eyes knocked out." Dupli
cate trust deeds to which, it is charged,
were forged the names of the borrow
ers were made out in many instances,
it is said, and sold as genuine.
The residents of Wheaton say that
Lewis needed the money. He went to
the races, it is said, and tried to pick
the winners, although it made little
difference to him if he lost. He gave
wine suppers that were the talk of
Wheaton. He dressed well and appar
ently spared himself nothing.
Trinidad Caught in Rise of River
And Much Damage
Denver, Colo.. Sept. 30. Extensive
damage is reported done at Trinidad
las! night by a flood of the Las Animas
river. Wires in the vicinity are down,
and communication with the city is
cut off. All bridges about the city are
said to be washed away. The Santa
Fe depot is wrecked.
As far as known no lives were lost.
At the oflioes of the Colorado South
ern it is said the reservoir at Trinidad
went out this morning.
The damage is not known.
It is now reported four persons were
killed and IS missing.
COLORADO WOULD ANNEX
BIG STRIP OF KANSAS
Hope is to Solve Part of Irrigation
Problem by Moving State Line
to the Eastward.
Pueblo. Colo.. Sept. 30. A solution
of 'the Kansus-(3olorado water suit is
suggested in the annexation of a strip
of th1? western portion of Kansas about
loo l dies to the state of Colorado.
Agita'ion alontr this line has already
st arte 1, and politicians in Kansas and
Colons do are making every effort to
Set a iiill through the legislatures of
both suites whereby the western por
tion of Kansas can be taken into Colo
rado. The strip of country is the arid
region of the state, where the irriga
tion pro' lem is of the greatest import
ance to the residents.
NEW YORK REAL
"Just a few minutes before we were
leaving Cherbourg another cable dis
patch for me was brought aboard con
taining a better offer, but before it
could reach me the ship had started.
"in luidooean I think it was on
Wednesday we came up with the lm
bria and sailed alongside nearly all
day until some U-miorary trouble with
the engine made it. necessary to stop
our fchip. The I'mbria began to draw
away and. knowing offers for real es
tate are not kept open indefinitely, I
just had a message Hashed over to the
Cunard-T addressed to the brokers
who made the offer: "Accepted, draw
"Soon after the I'mbria was in com
munication with a land station on this
side and the message, was repeated
and b'.nt on to this city."
Senator Hoar of Massa
LAST ILLNESS LONG
Member of Senate Continuous
ly Since the Year
Worcester, Mass.. Sept. 30. Senator
George V. Hoar died at '2.15 o'clock
this morning. The end came peace
fully after several days of unconscious
ness. All the members of the family
were at the bedside when the end
Senator Hoar has been in the United
States venule since 1S77. He was be
loved in Massachusetts as no other
man. Thousands disagreed with him,
bur they admitted his honesty, his fear
lessness and his admirable candor.
His ancestors were helpers in the
building of the nation. His father.
Samuel Hoar, and his grandfather,
Capt. Samuel Hoar, were big men in
their day. The latter was in the revo
lutionary war and also served In the
state legislature. The father of the
senator was a lawyer of special genius.
HI i:nrlv 'ir-T.
Senator Hoar was born in Concord
Aug. ISL'fi. He was educated at
Concord academy and at Harvard col
lege, from which he was graduated In
IMG. He studied law at Harvard Law
school and was admitted to the bar at
Worcester, where he was soon chosen
as city solicitor and as president of
the city library trustees.
In LSTil he was elected to the Mas
sachusetts legislature, and in 1S5C to
the slate senate. In IStiX he was sent
to congress and was reelected to tho
three following congresses, but declin
ed renomination finally. He was then
chosen senator from Massachusetts.
Oltlrr lie I lllc.l.
He was an overseer of Harvard col
lege from 1 ST-v to 1SS0; he presided
over the Massachusetts state republi
can conventions of 1X71, 1S77, 1S82 and
1 SS.1. He was a delegate to the; na
tional republican conventions of 1 S7
at Cincinnati, and of 1 SS, 1KS1 and
1SSS at Chicago. He was one of the
managers of the Iiclknap impeachment
trial in lK7l and a member of the elec
toral commission in the same year. At
various times he had been regent of
the Smithsonian Institution, trustee of
Leicester academy and of the Peabody
Museum of Archaeology, president and
vice president of the American Anti
quarian Historical society, American
Historical society and the Historic
Genealogical society. The degree! of
LL.D. was conferred em him by Wil
liam and Mary, Amherst, Harvard and
Wit mi nt l-Impr rlalixl.
Senator Hoar was an anti-imperialist,
as everyone knows. He fought tho
re-publican administ rat ion's policy in
the Philippines with unceasing
vehemence. He believed that once
tho war with Spain was over thero
should be no conquest of lanrbs or peo
ple's. His antagonism to the ioIiey of
the party on the Filipinos was always
earnest and dignified.
iiII-im'- I'rom I'r-Hllrnt.
Worceste-r, Seit. ::t. Rock wood
Hoar today received the following mes
sage from President Roosevelt:
"Accept my most profound sympa
thy. The loss is not yours only but
of all those who believ' iti a lofty stan
dard of purity, integrity and fearless
ness in public life."
IJoston. Sept. ". The gove rnor has
issued a proclaiiiat ion elire-cting thf;
state ilepartments be closed on Mon
day, the day of the funeral of Senator
Hoar and re-que-st ing that, flags
throughout the state bo half-mastei.
REDSKINS HOLDING AN
OLD FASHIONED POWWOW
Members of Snake Tribe Opposed to
Land Allotment Make Demonstra
tion Near Ardmore, I. T.
Ardmore, I. T.. Sept. 20. A band of
Snake Indians has gathereei In tho
belts near Antlers and is holding a
big pow wow. The Indians are op
posd to tlx- allotment of land now
being mad? by the Iiawcs commission,
and there may be trouble. The Snakes
have revived the ancient custom of
dancing to ward off evil spirits.
Stringer Speaks at Newton.
Newton. III., Sept. ?,). The demo
cratic rally here yesterday wag ad
dressed by LiwrTicc Stringer, who
loke in the courthouse yard for about
one hour, and then left for OIney.
Thomas Tlppit, legislative candidate,
also spoke.. .
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