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The Valentine Democrat
I.M. RICE , Publisher.
VALENTINE , NEBRASKA
Artus A , Henry of Des Moines , la. ,
has been reinstated as an industrial
teacher at the Fort Bathold Indian
school , North Dakota. ,
E. W. Carleton , city editor of the
Joplin ( Mo. ) Daily Globe , shot himself
through the heart and died almost in
stantly. He was 42 years old.
A monument ' to commemorate the
fifty-fifth anniversary of the peaceful
annexation of New Mexico to the
United States was unveiled at Santa
Fe , N , M.
President Loubet of France has con
ferred upon President W. H. Harper ,
of the University of Chicago , the dec
oration of the French Order pf the
Legion of Honor.
Montana's auction sale of three mil
lion acres of state lands will com
mence in Carcon county , of which
Red Lodgje is the seat of government ,
on September 18.
Mrs. Louise Sheridan , better known
as Louise Davenport , the actress , died
in San Francisco from cirrhosis of
the liver. She had lived in extreme
poverty in that city for several years
Among the passengers arriving on
the Hong Kong Maru from the orient
was Rear Admiral L. A. Beardslee , U.
S. N. , retired , who has spent the past
year jn Japan and the Philippine is
The oil developers of Texas are con
fronted with rather a serious proposi
tion in that the Texas legislature
shows a marked disposition to tax
them 2 per cent on their gross earn
B. F. Jossey , United States Chinese
inspector , was accidentally killed at
hsi home in Tucson , Arizona. The
coroner's jury returned , a verdict of
death by the accidental discharge of
All the girls of the bookbinders' un
ion employed by the W. B. Corike
company at Hammond , Ind. , number
ing about 250 , struck because their ofii-
cers who had been discharged were
The OklahomaCity club has raised
the required bonus guaranteeing the
building of the Oklahoma.City & West
ern road. All papers have been signed
and actual construction of the line will
The board for the selection cf four
military instruction camps will not be
chosen until after the return of Gen
eral Miles from a trip through the
west. . General Miles left Washinston
last week for Buffalo , and a week
later g6es west on his annual inspec
A dispatch received at the general
land office reports that the total re-
ceipts from the sale of lots in the new
towns in Oklahoma to and including
August 24 , aggregated $659,42,7. The
sales were distributed as follows. Law-
ton , 1,068 lots for $351,805 ; Ana arko ,
1,043 lots for $179,245Hobart ; , 1,123
lots for $128,377.
Tax collectors for the city and state
of New York and the state of New Jer
sey are closely watching the work of
valuing the estate of the late Jacob
S. Rogers , who left the greater part
of his $5,000,000 or $6,000,000 to the
' Metropolitan Museum of Art. Jtis es
timated that the tax on the estate will
amount to $1,000,000.
M. Loubet of Montelimar , France ,
addressed a deputation representing
the municipality of Montelimar and
in the course of his remarks referred
to the forthcoming visit of the czar
as proving that in both. Russia and
France the union of the two peoples
was considered a powerful pledge for
the security of peace.
On behalf of the British govern
ment the Rothschilds have just an
nounced the payment of the coupons
of the Transvaal 5 per cents , dating
fromthe actual annexation.
TUrs. Amanda R Hippey , one of the
best known workers in the Methodist
church in the United States , 'lied of
Bright's disease at Manitou , Colo. She
was a co-worker with Susan 13. An
thony and Frances Willard. and en
joyed a national reputation as a cham
pion of woman's rights and of tem
United States Collector "of Customs
William Ho'ey was arrested at Nogales ,
Arizona , by a deputy United States
marshal for conspiracy to smuggle
Chinese from Mexico into the United
States. His hearing has been set for
. The abstract of the condition of the
national banks of Indian Territory , at
the close of business on July 15 , as
reported to the comptroller of the ctir-
rency , shows the average reserve ro
have been 32.39 per cent , against11.51
per , cent on April 24.
David Simon , father of United States
- Senator Simon , died at Portland , Ore. ,
of old age. He was in his 82d year.
Robert R. Spencer of Mount Ayr has
been elected chairman of the Iowa re-
publican ' state central committee for
the ensuing year.
A Correspondent Says They Prevail Now
Thronghout Cape Colony.
THE BOERS INTRUDING fARTHER
Sheeper' Commando Invades Fart Here
tofore Undisturbed There Are Plenty
of Friends , It is Said , to Help Them
from All Sides.
LONDON , Aug. 31. Some interest
ing sidelights are thrown on the
South African war by advices pub
lished today. A dispatch from Cape- '
town to the Daily Mail indicates that
Scheeper's command has now moved
to the southwest and invaded a part
of Cape Colony previously undisturbed
by the Boers , while more severe re
strictions have been imposed with the
object of preventing communication
between Capetown and the newly dis
, The Cologne Gazette's correspondent
in Capetown declares that the "entire
Cape Colony is a seething mass of dis
order and alarm. " He asserts that
the Boers are receiving support from
all sides. *
Edgar Wallace , writing to the Daily
Express , expresses a decided opinion
that Lord Kitchener's banishment
proclamation will not result in the .sur
render of a single important com
mandant and that much severer pen
alties are needed , the only useful pol
icy being vigorous military measures.
In the early part of August a corre
spondent of the Morning Express had
a long talk with Lord Kitchener , from
which he gathered that " it is not Lord
Kitchener but the government that is
to blame 'for many of the present
Lord Kitchener , it seems , com
plained that the home government
"continually worried him about trivial
details , "merely to reply to parliament
ary heckling , " and that this compelled
him to enforce , a strict censorship over
telegrams , although personally he ob
jected to the present system. He said
he thought correspondents ought to be
given greater' liberty and should be
held responsible for their statements.
He avoided expressing any opinion
about the "approaching end of the
war" and dissuaded the correspondent
from speaking about it.
"Both the Morning Post and Stand
ard give the information as to the
concentration camps and confirm the
reports of heavy mortality there , es
pecially among the children in July.
This is said to be "largely due to
the ignorance and unsanitary habits
of the Boers , " but conditions are-rap
idly improving. At the beginning of
August there were 100,000 persons in
the concentration camps. A corre
spondent of the Morning Post asserts
that the Boer refugees got eighteen
pounds in rations per head , as against
twelve pounds per head given to Brit
ish loyalists , and he recommends as
politically and economically advisable
that the Boers be removed to the coast.
WILL INCREASE GRAIN RATE.
Twin-Cities ami Chicago Linen Make Con-
cesHious to the Millers.
ST. PAUL , Minn. , Aug. 31. Repre
sentatives of the Twin Cities-Chicago
lines met "here to take action on the
request of the Minneapolis millers for
relief from the present rate discrim
ination against flour in behalf of
The railroads agreed to increase the
grain rate , Minneapolis to Chicago ,
from G cents to 7 % cents. They claim
that the increase of l1cents will re
lieve the discrimination and put flour
for export on a more equitable basis.
While this is true , to some extent ,
it probably wjll not satisfy the mill
They claim that by a recent ruling of
the interstate commerce commission
they arc permitted to hold grain rates
2 cents iower than flour rates. The
7cent rate Avill apply to all lake
ports. Fromthe Twin Cities to the
head , of the lakes the rate will be
Work on Yukon l > iue.
VANCOUVER , B. C. , Aug.-31. John
Hendry , president of the Hastings mill
of Vancouver , and Captain McKenzie ,
agent of the Great Northern railway ,
have caused active work to be be'gun i
on the construction of the Vancouver , |
Northern & Yukcn railway. It is said i
that the line will be constructed within
a year , and that the new government
bridge across the Frazer will be used
by tho Great Northern.
They Appeal to McKlnley. '
OKLAHOMA , 'O. T. , Aug. 31. An
Appeal to President McKinley for the
"protection of the uegroes who are be
ing lynched for their crimes , was form
ulated by the negro Territorial Baptist
siinday school convention , which is in
session in this city.
convention does Jiot attempt to
ir offenses , but asks the pres
ident to usk his executive power in
securing for yiem a fair trial in the
courts before 'punishment is meted out.
E . * -
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CL'BA DAY AT EXPOSSHON.
Gives Opportunity to Cabana for Kxprea-
glons of Gratitude.
BUFFALO , N. Y. , Aug. 31. Cuba day
at the exposition was an unqualified
success. The exercises held in its hon
or in the Temple of Music began with
the Cuban national hymn and endeo
with the "Star Spangled Banner , " and
three cheers for the stars and stripes.
On the stage sat-all the Cuban com
missioners and their wives and many
representatives of Latin nations. Com'
missioner Fares of Cuba presided. In
his address , after referring to the wars
which had devastated his country 'and
to the fact that Cuba had neverthe
less raised the arts and industries to
a high'plane , Senor Fares said :
"A great deal of our success is at
tributable to the persistence and vi
tality of our own people and to the
people of the United States. There is
not a man in Cuba who does not feel
a profound sense of gratitude to the
United States and every one prays for
the continued progress and pre-emi
nence of the great republic. "
Other speakers were Daniel N. Lock-
wood , representing the exposition com
pany ; F. B. Machada , special Cuban
school commissioner ; Dr. Tocas A.
Brait , a Cuban orator and linguist ;
Gonzala Jorrin and Mayor Diehl of
HONORS AMERICAN SAILORS.
French Officer Fays an Unexpected Visit
to Training : Ship Hartford.
PARIS , Aug. 31. The visit of Gen.
Andre , the minister of war , to the
United States training ship Hartford ,
which had put into La Rochelle to
witness the western army maneuvers ,
was the occasion of a little Franco-
After an inspection of the cadets ,
who were drawn up on deck , General
Andre was entertained at luncheon.
He expressed keen satisfaction at being
aboard an American ship and said * he
hoped the visit would contribute to
the tightening of the bonds of friend
ship uniting the sailors of the two na
Commander John M. Hawley of the
Hartford , in response , thanked General
Andre for the honor of his unexpected
visit and promised to inform his gov
ernment of it. The ship's band then
played the "Mai-seillaise" and "Amer
A banquet was given in the even
ing at which the admirals and the gen
erals were present , and to which the
American officers were invited. Gen
eral Andre sat with Admiral Menard ,
commanding the northern squadron ,
on his right and Commander Hawley
on his left.
SCIENTISTS fINISH WORK.
Next Meeting : of Convention Will Be
Held at Pittsburgh in 19O2.
DENVER , Aug. 31. The American
Association for the Advancement pt'
Science closed its fiftieth annual con-
Ventibn with u morning session at
which the officers elected by the gen
eral assembly were announced and the
report of the council on the future pol
icy of the association was presented.
The council and such sections as may
desire will hold a business meeting
at Chicago the first Aveek in January ,
The next regular meeting of the "as
sociation will be held at Pittsburg , Pa. ,
the week commencing June 25 , 1902.
The "outgoing committee recommends
that the meeting of 1903 be held at
Washington during the first week in
January in the interest of a movement
looking to the bringing together of all
the scientific bodies of the United
States in mid-winter convention.
Rattle is Imminent.
QUITO , Ecuador , Aug. 31. Although
the government of Ecuador has adopt
ed neutrality measures , which are be
ing generally respected , it is known
that the liberal revolutionary troops
are beyond the frontier of Carchi and
within sight of a military force of the
Colombian government. There has
been no invasion of Colombia by the
troops of Ecuador.
Salvador is at Peacn
NEW YORK , Aug. 31. The follow
ing telegram from Senor Zaldivar , the
Salvadorean minister at Washington ,
was received by Mr. George D. Cook :
SALVADOR , Aug. 30 Salvador is
favored with absolute peace , both
domestic and exterior. ZALDIVAR ,
It oof Colin PKPK Over Court Room.
WASHINGTON , Aug. 31. By the
collapse of a false roof over the Uni
ted States supreme court room at the
capitol shortty after noon today sev
eral men were badly injured. It is
not believed that anybody was killed.
Machine Ken dies Colon.
WASHINGTON , Aug. 31. A cable
gram was received at the navy depart
ment from Commander Sargent of the
Machias , at Colon , reporting matters
there are very quiet. His cablegram
also indicates a belief on his part that
the revolutionary disturbances in that
section of Colombia at least , have
practically been suppressed. The state
department has been warned of circu
lation of reports of revolutionary
troubles in Ecuador.
AS TO THE BARTLEY PAROLE.
Gov. Savage States Conditions . Upon
Which It Was Based ,
LINCOLN , Neb. , Sept. 2 , 1901. As
more or less controversy has resulted
from my action in granting a limited
parole to Joseph S. Bartley and as
I 'desire that the public may have
an intelligent understanding of the at
tending circumstances , I will state
briefly the substance of the conditions
upon which such action is based.
I was actuated in granting a parole ,
limited to sixty days , because I had
knowledge that after Mr.Bartley's
retirement from ofHce he"maintained
that if given a year's time in which
to realize on his arrangements he
would be 'able to pay * the state every
dolalr due it. The fact in a space of
about forty daj's after he surrendered
the office to his successor he paid in
over $150,000 , $20,000 of which was
paid on the day of his arrest , strength
ened both by his statements , repeated
ly made to me , that he would pay back
every dollar of his shortage , and my
belief that "if given an opportunity at
this time he would undertake to carry
out his promises , with the object in
view of relieving the taxpayers 'and
of removing this painful account from
the pages of the records after four
years of expensive litigation from
which hot one cent has been recovered
from either the principal or bonds
men , I granted the parole with the un
derstanding on my part that he , Bart-
ley , was to proceed to reimburse the
state and in addition was to render
an accounting of the funds lost in
banks from which he was unable to
recover , which materially reduces the
amount published by the newspapers
as having been misappropriated. Hun
dreds of peopleof various political
affiliations had petitioned me to grant ,
not a parole , but a full and uncondi
tional pardon , and among the peti
tioners were many of our oldest and
most respected citizens , but I was un
able to justify in my own mind such
an act and granted a parole for sixty
days only , conditioned as above stat
I have given Mr. Bartley an oppor
tunity to right the wrong and my ac
tion as regards the extension of fur
ther clemency in the premises shall
be conditioned solely upon his compli
ance with my requirements as herein
( Signed. ) EZRA K SAVAGE.
The Oldest Comrade.
HASTINGS , Neb. , Sept. 2 One of
the men to be expected at every re
union is Comrade Henry Masterman ,
who is said to be the oldest soldier in.
the state and certainly the oldest upon
the camp grounds of Camp Lawton
last week. On the 8th of this month
he will have been chaplain of Farra-
gut post No. 25 at Lincoln for twenty-
two years. He was elected chaplain
at the organization of the post and
has held the position by unanimous
vote of the post ever since. He held
the office of department chaplain for
one term. He has officiated at the
funeral of 159 comrades. During the
civil war he enlisted in Company G ,
Twenty-eighth Iowa infantry , and was
the oldest soldier in that regiment.
His son also enlisted in the same reg
iment and was the youngest , soldier
in the" regiment.
Hogs Manzled by Cars.
TECUMSEH , Neb. , Sept. 2. The
southbound Portland express train on
the Burlington route run into a drove
of hogs near Smartville. A number
of the animals were killed , theircar
casses being ground , into the machin
ery of the locomotive in such a man
ner that a half hour delay was oc
casioned at this point to give the
trainmen a change to extricate the
Will Jtaise it Good C orn Crop.
CALLAWAY , Neb. , Sept. 2. Corn in
this locality is way above the aver
age over the state , and a great deal
better than was anticipated a few
weeks ago. One farmer , who a short
.time ago gave up his corn crop , says
that the same field will , since the
late rains , yield from ten to twenty-
five bushels to the acre. Similar re
ports come in daily from others.
Killed In Wht els of Thresher. -
BLOOMFIELD , Neb. , Sept. 2
While working near a threshing ma
chine west of Bloomfield Monday "Wal
ter Clements was caught in the wheels
of the machine and terribly mangled.
His right arm was severed from the
body. He died soon after. Mr. Clem
ents was 30 years old. He was un
Civil Wir Veteran Dead.
PLATTSMOUTH , Neb. , Sept. 2.
William Morrow , an old veteran , died
from the effects of a gunshot wound
received during the civil war. He
served with the Fifteenth Iowa regi
ment for three years , was a member
of one of the .companies which acted
as a bodyguard for General Sheridan
at the famous battle of Shiloh , and
took an active part in several other
noted conflicts. He was wounded in
the battle of Atlantic in 1867.
THESE FIGURES fOR NEBRASKA.
Thin Scute Han 386,384 Children of
WASHINGTON , Aug. 31. A bulle
tin was issued by the census bureau
giving the school militia , voting and
foreign-born population of the states
of Missouri , Montana , Nebraska , Ne
vada and New Hampshire. There are
in Nebraska 386,384 persons of school
age , between 5 and 20 years. Of this
number 105,042 are native white males
and 101,042 native white females ; 8,548
are foreign white males and 8,429 for
eign white females. There are 853
male and 928 negro females of school
age in the state and 660 males and
654 females of other colored races , in
cluding Chinese. Japanese and Indians. '
The aggregate males of militia age in
the state is 235,572 , of which 179,160
are native white , 53,679 foreign whites ,
2,010 negroes and 723 other colored.
The males of voting age number 301-
009 , of whom 206,892 are native whites ,
90,925 foreign whites , 2,298 negroes and
976 other colored. Of 301,091 adult
males in the state , 293,703 are literate
and 7,388 illiterate. Foreign-born ,
adult males number 91,130 , of whom
86,410 are literate and 4,720 illiterate.
Of foreign adult males 54,267 are nat
uralized , 14,372 having filed first nat
uralization papers , 4,954 are aliens
and 17,537 are of unknown citizenship.
Omaha has 30,583 children of school
age , of whom 2,765 are foreign born ,
14,778 males and 15,805 females : 28-
761 males of militia age and 34,620
males of voting age. Of the voters
11,490 are foreign-born and ' 1,352. col
NEBRASKA CROP REPORTS.
Late Corn Continues to Show Improve
ment In Munt localities.
LINCOLN , Neb.Aug. . 31. James H.
Spencer , observer temporarily in
charge of the crop service , has issued
the following bulletin setting forth the
condition of the crops throughout the
state for the last week :
The week has been warm , with
light showers in most localities. The
daily mean temperature has averaged
6 degrees above normal throughout
the state. The daily maximum tem
peratures have ranged from 85 to 95
The dry weather of the previous
week continued , except in a few small
areas , where an inch or more of water
fell. Nearly all sections , however ,
received light showers during the
week , and these have proved of some
benefit to late corn and pastures , and
where sufficiently heavy have placed
the soil in condition for fall plowing.
All sections are now in need of nin.
The warm weather of the .last week
has caused early corn to mature rap
idly. Considerable of the early plant
ed is being cut for fodder in a num
ber of southern counties. Late corn-
continues to'slfow some improvement
Fall plowing is progressing rapidly
in the southeastern section ; in other
localities the soil is generally too dry
to plow , and this work s beng re
tarded. Reports indicate that a large
or an increased acreage of fall wheat
will be sown. Haying is nearly com
pleted in a number of northern coun
ties and the crop is good.
.Schwab Gets Control.
PHILADELPHIA , Aug. 31. Charles
M. Schwab has secured the controlling
interest in the Bethlehem Steel com
pany at a meeting of the board of di
rectors. Max Pam , representing Mr.
Schwab , arranged for the transfer of
$4,032,000 through Drexel Co. , to the
Girard Tnxst company. The Girard
Trust company is acting as depository
for the stock.
The N. > . G. Kncumptueiit.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Aug. 31. Old Fort
Omaha has. been selected as the site
of the annual encampment of the Ne
braska National guard. Adjutantr
General L. W. Colby issued the order
on the approval of Governor Savage ,
designating Fort Omaha as the place
and September 10 to 20 as the time.
Gored by a Ball.
YORK , Neb. , Aug. 31. C. S. Ed
wards , who lives near the city , was
trampled and gored almost to death
by a bull. Edwards was driving the
cattle from the feed lot to the pasture ,
when he was attacked in the narrow
lane leading to the pasture.
Sam Strotifj a-Xebraftka Man.
GRAND ISLAND , Neb. , Aug. 31.
Sam Strong , whose murder by Grant
Crumley , at.Cripple Creek is the sen
sation of the mining regions of Colo
rado , was formerly a Nebraska boyr
being reared by relatives at Wood
Suicide on the Traiu.
PLATTSMOUTHr Neb. , Aug. 31.
George Ulrich , 35 years of age , com
mitted suicide in a closet in one of
the Missouri Pacific coaches of the
northbound passenger train shortly
before the arrival in this city. The
deed was committed with a 32-caliber
revolver , the ball entering the right
temple and causing almost instant
death. Ulrich's home was at Colby ,
Kan. , where it is said his domestic
relations were unpleasant. A
beats all records and always will. .
Aches and <
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do right than it is to succeed in t
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