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DAKOTA COUNTY HERALD
MOTTO-All The News What It Is News.
DAKOTA CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, APRIL 21,4911.
REBELS ARE VICTORS
.PREVENT MEXICAN TROOPS RE.
TAKING AGUA PRIETA AFTER
SEVEN AMERICANS ARE SHOT
.Citizens of Douglas, Ariz., Hit by Bul
lets While FIcHt Rages Across
Border Diaz Troops Suffer Heavy
Loss In Killed and Wounded.
Douglas, Ariz. Victory crowns the
1,000 insurrectos defending Agua
Prieta, the Mexican town just across
the border from this plnco after an
all-day fight, tlio most sanguinary con
flict of the Mexican revolution.
The desperate effort of tho 1.6CJ
Mexican national troops under Lieu,
tenfant Colonol Diaz to retake tho city
has failed and tho federals havo sut
fered heavy losses In killed and
woundod. So far as Douglas wa
concerned President Taft's demand
that hostilities bo conducted in a
zone insuring safoty to the Ameri
cans was utterly disregarded.
Throughout tho battle bullets rained
Incessantly in tho streets and riddled
the liousea of this llttlo Arizona town.
Tho only rollablo data of casualties
that can bo obtained on tho American
side of the lino wore seven American
men and women havo been wounded,
most of them whilo going about their
business many blocks north of tho
supposed border line. The wounded
in Douglas are being cared for at
Rod Cross hospitals, established for
A protest has been wired to Presi
dent Taft by Mayor McGuiro as fol
lows: "Six persons have been shot
in Douglas during battle botween
Mexican federals and insurrectos.
Battle atlll raging. Worst yet to
come. Bullets falling all over city.
Cannot something be- don for our
population? Signed, S. F. McGulrc,
mayor of Douglas."
Simultaneously with this protest.
T,Ieut. Col. William A. Shunk, com
manding tho United States troops
here, wired a list of known to be
wounded in this city. Public senti
ment is rapidly reaching the danger
point, and ono newspaper has open
ly called for intervention In Mexico.
From four o'clock in the afternoon
tintil lato In the night It was not safe
on any street in Douglas for people,
mauser bullets striking residences,
business blocks, smelters, railroad
shops and cars and cuttlng-wlrcs and
ricochcttlng from felegraph and tele
phono poles. And military authorities
Tiero cay tho worst is yet to come. In
stead of fighting tho battle in the des
ert as they proposed tho rebels in
trenched in and around Agua Prieta
In such fashion as to make hopeless
Douglas immune from bullets, and tho
federal army instead of attacking
from tho east; or west as bus been
promised advanced from tho south
west, which placod Douglas much in
the same situation as tho background
of a target.
American troops did everything pos
sible to protect the unfortunate Doug
las residents. Spectators wore drlvon
"back from tho boundary lino a dis
tance of six blocks, but notwithstand
ing all their efforts several persons
wero wounded. Tho inhabitants of
Douglas, desplto tho obvious danger,
overo not to bo denied tho spectaclo of
battle. They crowded the roofs in
vast throngs and darkened every point
of vantage throughout the long hours
That more were not wounded la
surprising, but that any wero wound
ed t nil leaves Washington vith n
gravo problem to faco. So far as can
"be determined when dusk stopped tho
fighting tho rebel loss was trilling,
consisting of several score wounded
nnd about 20 doad, whilo tho federal
losses aro estimated at more than 200
Tn all particulars tho battle was n
thrilling and dramatic novelty In this
war of outposts. It began with tho
first rays of dawn nnd continued at In
tervals throughout the day, marked by
foroclous and determined battling on
both sides and by a quality of valor
not expected or hitherto displayed In
this desultory Internal war. The po
sitions of tho rebels throughout was
that of the defensive. Protected by
lntrcnchmcnts they exacted a hitter
price from tho federal forces instead
of an ineffective- clash," usually cli
maxed by hurried retreat, Tho fight
was a stnndup battle on the sido of
tho federals, suggcstlvo of tho old
shoulder to shoulder days of tho
American rebellion. In an open
stretch of desert, llttlo llko a theater,
Tiy tho blazing days of an April sun,
the two forces exchanged a perpetual
fusillade, hour after hour, that marked j
up a conflict of exceptional ferocity i
and determination. Throughout tho
night tho Mexican troops had been
enenruped at Sulphur Springs, a wa
ter hole flvo miles south of Agua
Prieta. Under ronimand of Lieut.
Col. Porflrio Diaz, cousin of tho presi
dent himself, tho troops had vowed to
rovenge the descent of "Ited" Lopez
nnd his command on Agua Prieta.
Two Killed in Auto Mishap.
nvBianu, u. v. . iiorton, secro
tary nd general manager of the
Standard Welding company, and his
chnuffour, Moses Leo, wero Instantly
killed when a Lako Shore train struck
Gorton's automobile at Wost Seventy
Bryan Refuses to Meet Bailey.
Fort Worth, Tex. William Jennings
iBryan refuses to engago In a debate
with Sonator Bailey on tho tariff
Bailey supporters had strongly urged
BETTER NOTICE THAT MUSCLE
tf '' mth WKZttSSSESto
0. A. e. FIGHT CLOSE
CAMPAIGN FOR PRESIDENT GEN-
ERAL IS ALL ABSORBING
TOPIC AT CONGRESS.
LOOK FOR A "DARK HORSE"
Contest Between Mrs. Scott of Illi
nois and Mrs. Story of New York
Promises to Be Lively Forces Ap
Washington. Washington Is swarm
ing with Daughters of tho American
Revolution. And they are busier than
tho proverbial bees. The twenty
fourth annual congress oponod hero
with Daughters from nearly every sec
tion of tho Union In attendance Every
hotel In the city Is practically owned
by tho fair visitors and hundreds of
private homes havo been hospitably
thrown open for the invaders.
Tho delegates will bo formally re
ceived by the president and Mrs.
Taft at tho White House. The dole
gates, with other members of tho or
ganization and of tho Sons of tho
American Involution, wero given a
reception by President-General Mrs.
v When r tho ' congress was called
to order in Continental Memorial
hall by Mrs. Mnthow T. Scott of
Illinois, the presldont-genoral, there
begad what is expected to bo
ono of tho stormiest meetings in tho
history of tho order. Questions of
"politics" havo resulted in tho forma
tion of factions, each with its own
ideas, radically different from those of
its opponents. Naturally, interest cen
ters chiefly in tho election of officers,
with Mrs. Scott, tho presiding officer,
in tho strategic point of tho conflict.
Mrs. William Cummlngs Story of. Now
York, defeated candidate for presi--dent-general
at tho last congress, will
"carry tho fight" to Mrs. Scott nnd
her adherents. Sho has raised the
cry of "oligarchy," and declares that
Mrs. Scott Is nnd has been attempting,
through tho medium of tho governing
board, (o "rule tho society against its
constitution." As part of tho cam
paign of Mrs. Story's friends in her
behalf, 100,000 letters havo been sent
to tho members In tho various states
petitioning their support In tho move
ment to "dethrone tho ruler and her
AUTO CHAMPION IS KILLED
Ned Crane Is Hurled Fifty Feet When
Hie Car Turns Turtle, and
Kansas City, Mo. Ned Crane of
Boston, national automobile cham
pion for 1910, was instantly killed
nt the Elm Ridge ram track In
a trial trip around tho circle. Hert
Dodge, nn employo of the Buick com
pany, who wns riding with Crane, wns
thrown 1C feet in tho nlr and suffered
concussion of tho brain. Ho will re
cover. Crane had Just turned on full speed
when a tiro popped near tho northwest
turn of the couvs. Tho car skidded,
struck an obstruction and turned tur
tle. Crano wns thrown nbout fifty
feet and struck on his head. lie died
PRIESTS MUST LEAVE BANKS
Bishop Issues Orders Putting Into Ef
fect Decree of Pope Forbidding
Participation In Business.
Davenport, la. Bishop James Davis
of tho Roman Catholic diocese of
Davenport has Issued orders putting
into effect a decree of tho pope requir
ing that all priests shall resign from
poaltlons which they may hold as offi
cers or directors of banks or othor
Fire Chief Croker Quits.
Now York. Edward F. Croker.
chief of the New Vork city fire depart
mont, tendered his resignation to take
effect on May l. Deputy Chief John
Kenlou was nt once designated by
Flro Commissioner Waldo to be acting
chief of the department.
Russian Painter Hangs Himself,
St. Potars'Hirg. M. ICryzholsky, tho
landscape painter and member of tho
Russian academy, committed suicldo
,1n a lit of despondency, Tho artist
hauced himself In his hom
HINES UNDER FIRE
BUSINESS RIVAL TELLS OF LUM
Packer Tllden Objects to Giving lr
qulry Committee Access to His
Bank Deposit Records.
Springfield. III. Edward Tllden. the
Chicago packer, was a witness before
the Helm committee horc. He is alleg
ed to hnvo been treasurer of tho Lori
mer $100,000 fund.
After naming tho different banks In
which ho carries accounts, ho declared
ho had strenuous objections to giving
up his records of deposits In the Dro
vers'' Dopofclt National bank, of which
ho Is president. Tho questions of At
torney Hcr.ly, conducting the examina
tion for tho committee, brought out
that n subpoena had boen issued for
theso papers, but that they had not
Mr. Tllden was served with a sub
poena duces tocum to produco tho
books and accounts of his bank de
sired by tho committee.
Herman H. Hcttler of Chicago, pres
ident of tho Hnrman H. Hcttler Lum
ber company, told tho committee that
Edward Hlnes declared to him ho had
elected Lorlmer. He said ho met Mr.'
Hlnes ut tho Union Lcaguo club Jn
Chicago May 2", 1909. J
M: BvCoaji-, Investigator, far-the'com- j
,,.- - -.i-r-"'.,- ,M.i -...i.u
mince, loupweu .ur, nciuur -wuji-
story of a convolution of Mr. Hines
with seveml citizens of Marquette,
Mich., in which tho Chicago lumber
man is said to havo boasted how ho
rose from n poor boy to a millionaire
and crowned his enreer by electing
William Lorlmer senator.
Mr. Coan declared that tho Mar
quette men who hnd given him tho
story bad refused to coino to Illinois
as witnesses because of their friend
ship for Mr. Hiues. As a substitute
for their testimony Mr. Henly read
affidavits from Frank Russell, Robert
C. Lowe nnd I. D. Moshor. Tho Hlnes
conversation was supposed to havo
been at cither Bush's saloon or nt a
hotel bar. Russell, Selby B. Jones
and Russ Culver are said, In tho affi
davits to havo been with Mr. Hlnes.
'Wo havo put Lorlmer ovor, but It
costiis a lot of money," was alleged to
havo been Hlnes' boast.
VANDERBILT'S KIN A SUICIDE
Daniel Klssam Young, Slnglo Tax Ad
voeate, Calmly Writes Reasons
Philadelphia. Pa. Daniel Klssam
Young, descendant of tho Knicker
bocker families of New York, relative
of the Vanderbllts, wrltor on socio
logical topics, exponent of tho social
istic ritual and ndvocato of tho slnglo
tax theory, committed suicldo at his
homo In Narhorth.
Sovcrnl letters, ono addressed to his
wlfo and nil written in deliberation,
told of tho tragic end In contempla
tion. In ono letter he tells his physi
cian, Dr. Clarence T. Fnries, that cya
nido of potassium had been employed
in the falal draught.
Daniel Klssnni Young's father was
the Rev. Elbert Anderson Young, n
Methodist minister, a great abolitionist
before tho Civil war.
TWENTY-TWO FIREMEN HURT
Fall Three Stories to Ground When
Wall3 of Burning Building In
St. Paul Collapse.
St. Paul, Minn. Twenty-two fire
men fell three stories to the ground
when tho Grove block, a three
story building on East Fourth streot
gavo way, Assistant Chlof Miles Mc
Nally nnd Pipeman Nicholas Rcmnkel
wero taken to n hospital. Most of tho
othor firemen wore sovcroly Injured.
All nro expected to recover.
Deputy Sheriff Dies In Accident.
Springfield, 111. Charles Grovos of
Cnrllnvlllo, doputy shoriff of Macon
pin county, wns shot nnd killed in
this city. Groves wns nllghtlng from
his buggy when his revolver foil fiom
his pocket nnd wns discharged, tho
bullet entering tho nhdpmon.
Senate Confirms Fisher.
Washington. Tho somite confirmed
tho nppolntmont of Wnltcr L. Fishes,
of Chicago as secretary of tho Interior
Tho confirmation was mndo without
" 0mm v
HETTY GREEN BANKER
WILL ESTABLISH CHAIN OF PR.
Places Management In Hands of Son
Young Man Says His Mother Has
Been Grossly Misrepresented.
New York. Mrs. Hetty Green ana
her son, Col. E. II. 11. Green, hnvo de
cided to consolidate her Interests In a
prlvnto bank with n clinln of branches
reaching from coast to coast.
"In New York," said Colonel Green,
"our firm will be named E. H. R, Oroon
& Co. Branches will bo opened In
Boston, Chicago, Dallas and San Fran
cisco. Wo hnvo decided that our In
terests enn best be served from a prl
vnto bank here in Now York. Slnco
tho laws of tho various stnies do not
plvn iin tlift rlirltf tn linlil rnnl nsfntn
I in the namo of a corporation or trust
company common to all, wo havo had
to organize llko othor prlvnto bankers
of this city whoso Intorosts extend
Colonel Green pictures his mother as
grossly misrepresented in tho past. Al
though sho conducts her business on
careful and conservative lines, ho says
she has made it an Invariable rule to
reinvest her profits In the territory
from which they wero drnwn, for the
upbuilding of that territory.
"Her argument, 1ms boon," ho ex
plains, -"that every community is en
titled ,to tho-benefit joMtapvn pros-.
"Since my motLer began her busi
ness career sho has never : sited moro
than C percent, for herxmoney. The
hulk of her loans havo been mado at
considerably lower rates. Becauso of
this attitude and hor wldly known
liberality to hor customors in panic
times my mother has been able to
skim tho cream of tho borrowers.
"Another point that adds to my
prldo in hor business namo is hor in
tonso loyalty to her country. Sho
would not invest in r. forolgn enter
prise if it guaranteed a certain profit
of 500 per cent, in thirty days.
"Modern financiers look upon her as
behind the times nnd somo havo vol
unteered to bring mo up to dnto; but
if I am ono-half so fortunate in my
opinions and judgments as sho has
been I shall bo doing better than any
financier' I havo mot."
WOULD IMPEACH GOV. 0SB0RN
Michigan Executive Is Censured Be
cause of His Failure to Remove
Lansing, Mich. Dissatisfied over
the indlfferont manner in which Gov
ernor Osborri received tho action of
tho house in adopting tho minority re
port of the committee that Investi
gated Marquotto prison. It is said a
majority of tho representatives will
favor impeachment proceedings
against tho governor unless ho brings
about tho removal of Warden James
Russell and the members of tho prison
board of control.
This is tho first tlmo in the history
of tho state that threats of Impeach
ment hnvo evor boen mado against a
HILL TO QUIT BERLIN POST
,mbassador to Germany Tenders
Resignation and It Is Accepted
Washington, Otio of the greatest
surprises of recent years in official
circles horo wns caused by tho an
nouncement that David Jayno 1 1111 of
Rochester, N. Y., has roslgncd his
place as ambassador of tho United
States to Oermany
The roslgnntion was nccoptcd
promptly by Proaldont Taft. but in
tho formnl letters given out thoro Is
no intimation of tho reasons for Mr.
Hill's withdrawal. Tho -jauso is a
Violinist to Queen Is Dead.
Berlin. Tho I.okal Anzolgor an
nounces tho death of Lady Halle
(Mmo. Norman Nerudn), tho noted
violinist, from pneumonia. Lady
Halle was born at Brunn, Austria, In
1810. Sho was appointed violinist to
Queen Alexandra In 1901.
Six Hurt In Cleveland Explosion.
Cleveland, O. Six persons wore In
jured, ono probably totally, whon a
Co-pound ammonia tank exploded In
tho basement of May's drug store on
thn mibllc square
THE PRECINCT ASSESSOR IS
SHORN OF POWER.
NEW LAW IS NOW iN EFFECT
County Assessors and County Boards
Given More Power In Super
Tho county assessors' bill, II. R.
1S4, which wns passed with the
omcrgoncy clnuso, Is now in effect.
Tho bill does not change- the old law
in relation to tho election of precinct
assessors hut It gives county assess
ors and county hoards much more
power In the matter of supervision of
precinct assessors and provides that
thoy shnll bo controlled by tho county
bonrds and county assessors, tho
samo as county assessors aro now
trolled and may ho romoved by tho
stnto board of assessment.
Tho bill has for ono of Its objects
tho extending of tho term of county
assessors one year so that they as ex
perienced officers tuny bo able to val
ue real estnto during tho Inst year of
their term. It nover occurred to tho
county assessors who asked for ono
moro year of salary to change tho
law so as to assess real estate this
year. Thoy preferred to extend tholr
term of office one year rather than
chnngo the dnto of assessing real es
tate. Secretary Henry Seymour or tho
state bonrd of assessment has sent
out to county assessors n printed
copy of the now law. The bill in
question, II. It. 181. provides Hint tho
election of county nssossors shall take
placo in tho year 1012, InBtcnd of dur
ing Ui yftr 1311. It also provides
thnt precinct assessors shall bo elect
ed tho same year and that they shall
bo ollgfblo to two tonus.
In cities of over 1,000 Inhabitants
tho new law provides thnt the county
board and tho. county assessors shnll
docldo tho number of precinct asses
sors in such cltlos and tho count
nssessor shall assign such precinct
assessors in tho districts In the cities
to ho assessed.
Section 35 of tho new law provides
that tho value of leases on state
school lands shall bo assessed in addi
tion to the impfvnintsthcrcon.,
Tho now lnw, now in offoct, takes
nwnv finm Rlrviffiiis.iifrt.S'tfcKfijtfieHsorjr
tho right to nssoss banks, public serv
ice corporations, forolgn corporations,
oxpress, telephone nnd telograph companies.-
Tho law gives this "work to
tho county assessor instead of to tho
Another cliango In tho present law
1,3 one requiring precinct assessors to
make return from tlmo to time, as
tho returns are ready, instead of "on
or before tho laHt Monday In Mny."
Tho county assessor is empowered to
roviso and make up tho assessment
Tho county assessor Is authorized
by tho now law to niako nn annual
revision of tho assessment of roal es
tate for errors or for tho assessment
of parcols of land that have been sep
arated from other lands.
Insurance Bills Few.
Out of the multiplicity of Insurance
bills Introduced in both houses only
four wero passed and signed by the
governor, and one of those is a bill
relating moro to stnto accounting than
to tho Insurance business. Tho bills
relating to insurnnco which woro
passed nnd signed by tho govornor
Physical Valuation of Roads.
From tho report of tho physical
valuation commission on tho Rock
Island proporty in this stnto hopos uro
entertained that the work will not
only furnish a partial basis for rntoB,
but that it will til ho furnish a proper
basis for taxation. Tho railroad
claims a value of $1.1,121,000, whilo
the stnto ndmlts the reproduction
valuo would bo $10,723,000, but that
tho presont valuo Is only $8,998,000.
Thn road Is aBsessed at $10,445,000,
Including franchise value Tho differ
ence, $447,000, might be made up by
Guardsmen to Come Home.
Captains Johnson of Stanton and
McCormlck of Nebraska City, offlcors
of the Nebraska National Guard, who
havo boon participating in tho army
maneuvers on tho Toxns bordor In ac
cordance with orders Issued from tho
wnr department, havo loft San An
tonio and their places will ho takon
by Major J. I'. Paul of St. Paul nnd
Captain II. A. Jess of tho Fremont sig
nal corps. May of two weeks will bo
granted to ciuit pair of National
Guard officers who attend the man
cuvors. Hunter Succeeds Davloson.
At a meeting of tho rogonts of tho
Stato university, Prod M. Hunter, at
present superintendent ot tho Norfolk
schools, was olected to succeed tho
lute A. 12. Davlsson, as principal of
tho university school nf agriculture
Hunter is u graduate of tho unlvorslty
in tho class of 1005 and whilo In col
lege was known as a crude foot ball
player, a scholarly debator and ono of
the most popular mou In school. Slnco
his graduation ho bus buon superin
tendent of schools at Fairmont, Ash
land and Norfolk
TO RUN THE STATE.
Appropriations For the Blennlun
Appropriations by tho legislature
this year Is some In ndvnnco of ap
propriations of previous yours. In
cluding thn levies nnd spoclnl appro
priations tho totul for the blcnnluih
.Is nbout $5,G00,000 or $2,800,000 a yenr.
This Is a total of 7 mills taxntlon on
$100,000,000 or assessed property
Eliminating tho lovles, tho stnto lovy
will ho 5 4-5 mills. As Compiled tho
list of special appropriation, general
bills nnd levies Is ns follows:
si-linol, KiiHtmnti , 100.000.0t
CoiniilotliiK iowiu In Btuto
limine, lluslii'p 1,, '00.00
LoKlslntlvo ioilurlert. (IitiIch ., SO.OOO.OO
Legislative expenses, denies. UO.OOO.OO
Clmdiou nurimil openluK,
Clnrkit tout Kttnl 0,000.00
I-iircliuHts of btiitucs, McKls-
Ortliopo.iio lio-!iltitl ileilclenuy
llntilrtit , SjOCu.ou
Wuynn normal IiiiIMIiirb,
CliMilron normal licMIng plant
I'oru noi ninl llliniry, Quack-
Pure food ilcllclcnry, Kwnn.. 2,000.00
Kecodlfylng statutes commis
sion, Itnnllii iiinl Quiickcit-
MiirWIiiR Oregon tmll, JJoti-
Heller W. A. Plillilott. Onntlv a.000.00
Wnyno normal sewer, Muriels
nnd Ktrk .. 1G.O00O0
Uellel Louise Rollins. Mnutra GOO.OO
State- util to weak schools,
lltislieo , 75,000.00
Ortlmnedlo hospital pnvliiR,
School for deaf water main,
Grcruiumi C, 000.00
Kearney normal now wing,
Deaf school ilellclency, Slioe-
llellef S. llivtlmwny. Nutzmun 800.00
HnstliiKH asylum laundry,
Blind school lieatltig plant,
Omaha medlcnl college,
District Judges' expenses, tle
(Iclency. Clarko 4,000.00
PtiluKil for deaf, new land, . .
Holme ,,- 12,500.00
Tubert'tilnsi hospital for In-
tllKonts. ltusheo .. 40,000.00
School for hllnd, land, . .
Lcltllgli , 2,000.00
Lincoln Inmum asylum, new
Imlldlligt, llnspoilsky ...... 100.000.00
Hotel cimimlHsUvi, Ilulla , 3,500.08
Auditor's vault. KortlKrcn.... 3,000.00
Indemnity for killing glandcr-
i horses. Dolcs.il ,.;iai 23.000.00
General rtnlnis t: ..... TC,75S:37
Gcneiul dellclenclcs 130.383.K0
General maintenance ........ 2.122,010.00
General salaries 1,304.400.00
Grand total , l,C17,G4f..B7
Resides the nbrivo ntuount, which
will bo raised by tho goncral lovy,
there wore passed two special lovles,
one, of one-fifth of 1 mill yCronln
foV stato aid in-bulldlnc lKldisj lnK
or than 17.5 feet, and ono or 1 mill
by Kouteuc for tho university. These
will rnlso approximately " $000,000,
which will iirlns the total to $5,677,
ClC.r.7. rr"FltesD3rr.S8e-8u!t -
..Claiming that ho wns humiliated
nrT.t-rflnnacfutlilarlljiiiniiiaunt of S25.O00
A 1& HV..u,l. T iHAnl.. . - A?1.
UOOrgO Jinan, ll 1UIUI liim.uiu mui-
chant, filed suit In tho district court
against tho Burlington railroad und
its throo dotectlvos, Jnmctj Malono,
John Schmidt nnd J. "VVillinms. Arndt
nllogcs that ho was arrested by tho
detoctlvcB on April 3 last on tho
chargo at having in his possession
clgurs stolon from a Burlington
State Loses on Land Deal.
A tologrnm to tho hoard of public
lands and buildings from Q. M. Rey
nolds, of Chlcngo, tho owner of tho
land udjolnlng the school for tho donf
nt Omnhn says that tho parcel of
ground for which tho leglslaturo ap
propriated purchaso monoy to tho
amount of $12,600 has been sold nnd
that tho slnlo ennnot now got in on
tho deal. '
The Trading 8tamp.
That tho Housh anti-trading stamp
law which was passod and approved
during tho session of tho legislature
Just passod cannot rcgulato the many
concerns now doing business in the
state, 1h the opinion of numerous re
tail inorchanls In this and other of
tho larger cltios of tho state.
Woodrow Wilson to Speak.
Governor yoodrow Wilson of Now
Jersey in to bo tho principal speaker
at tho annual Commercial club ban
quet to bo held In this city May 26,
nccordlng to a telegram received from
' Attorney Boles ana Edward SImeral,
both of Omaha, aro two moro aBplr
nntn for appointment to tho revision
commission which will look ovor No
brnaka lUututcs during tho next two
years at tho rate of $3,0uu u year.
Bank Guaranty in Colorado.
Denver. Tho scnuto, by a vote of
25 to 7, passed the bank guaranteo
bill, tho second of tho democratic
platform pledges to go through.
Lawyers Seek Positions.
Tho Hardin bill enactment provides
for appointment of threo bnrrlstors by
Governor Altlrlch for the purpose of
recodifying tho Nebraska Btututes.
Sovornl applications havo nlrcndy
coma lu requesting places on tho com
mission Members recclvo a salary
of $::,000 a year.
Jack6on Ready for Work.
Doputy Food Commissioner Jack
son, a democrat who assumed thnt
rolo under tho prosont administration
contemplates changing of ofllco moth
oils and ways of conducting puro food
campaigns, two things which ho be
lieves will facilitate tho workings ot
that department, it is .intended ns n
secondary consldorntlon, also, thai
this will unnblo tho most work to he
dono for tho lenst expense, In tho
hope that tho appropriation will suf.
flco to keep Inspectors on tho Job all
IN HIGH CIRCLES
DAVIE, THE "BOY BROKER,"
RUN TO EARTH IN
ME GOT AWAY WITH $300,00(7
Solely on His Nerve Ho Won Confl
dence of Men Prominent In ButH
ness Schemes Were Many and1
Varied, but He Got the Money.
Boston, Mass. Robert Emerson
)nvlo, who was familiarly known
about Boston, Mass., as the "boyj
broker," nnd who suddenly disappear
ed lato In November, leaving behind!
him many pooplo who aro said to have
lost upwards of $300,000 through en
trusting their money to hlB care for
Investment, has boen arrested in Ilia
do Janeiro, Brazil, nnd will be brought
back to this city. Tho caroer of Davie
furnishes ono ot tho most sensational
chapters in local "high finance," for ho
not only obtained tho confidence of
many people in ordinary walks of life,
but also of business men of wealth,
prominent in public Ufo and the
best financial standing. Not a few
of theso well known men ot Boston
nnd Massachusetts, with two or three!
of International reputation, are saldj
to have boon among his victims. i
Davie had a fine suit of offices In
Boston, an attractive apartment nt
Brookllne, Mass., and a partly finished! '
summer place at Weston, In the sec-. '
tlon known as "millionaires' hill." Hid ;
career had been moteorlc, and like thsj
famous rocket, ho "came down like aj '
stick." Starting as a moderately-paid!
clerk In a broker's office he-quickly!
hrnnohod out in ,tho brokerage busi
ness for himself and is said to have
made money at a rat" lmor, beyoncl
belief. Ono of his claims, when sua- '
ceaa began to bo his, waB that ho was
closoly allied with J. P. Morgan & Go.'.
and ne most of bis customers and '
friends plnced implicit confidence iq
his ability and honest motives, no end
thought of questioning this assortloa;
When the inquiries were mode it took;
almost no tlmo to provo that J. Pi
Morgan & Co, never before had heareX l
Ot Davlo, tho Boston broker, '
Ono ot Davie's strongest points was
hlB npparent almost too apparent, on
second thought profession of rollg
Robert E. Davie.
ious feeling. He discussed the prophr
cts ct the Bible with almost as much
fluency uh he did tho profits of hU
brokerage Investments and with equal
ly telling effect upon his .ministerial
and othor religiously iucliued friends.
Among Davie's friends in tho rolls'
lous flold was the Rev. Wilbur R.
Chapman, D. D tho evangelist.
Dnvle's deceptions and unfair deal
ings aro said to have had a much
wider scopo than tho stock market,
especially during the latter part of fill
stay In Boston and when ho is be
lieved to havo boon bard pressed for
monoy. On this latter point, however,
opinions differ, somo claiming that
ho lost about all that he had obtained
nnd others alleging that ho left with a
largo amount ot cash.
A short tlmo boforo ho dlsoppearert,
Davlo hlrod tin nutomoblle ot a Boa
ton garage and paid $125 in advance
for a week's rental before taking It
to Now York, whoro it disappeared.
Iitor it was recovered.
At tho Now York horso show in
Madison Squnro garden, New York
city, Davlo showed a fine string of
horses nnd even entered a coach
against the Vanderbllts. Later a de
veloped that a blooded horso which
ho exhibited ono which was greatly
ndmlred In tho show hnd boen bor
rowed from a Boston friend. This nnl
in a I wus sold for several thousand dol
lars and tho owner was not notified ot
Davlo had gone to tho Massachu
setts stato prison and preached to tho
Inmates jib ono manifestation of his
rollgiouB fervor after tho Chapman
Aloxandor revivals two years ago,
Aftor Davlo left it became known
that ho had been going with a Welles
ley college Bonlor and that they woro
engaged, tho young -woman believing
that ho waB a young man of exem
plary character. It wus a sovero shock
to tho girl when she Iparnod aftor his
disappearance that Davie was married
and that his wlfo, finding It impossible
to got along with him after a few
inonthB' experience, hnd returned to
the home of her parents In Hyde Parity
In -which town Davie formerly lived. .'
DUPED MANY MEN
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